How a Vocational Expert Determines Jobs You Can Do.

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Many people who apply for Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) will end up appealing the denial of their claim by way of an administrative hearing. At your hearing there will be a Vocational Expert (“VE”). The VE is an expert in jobs and employment duties. His or her role at the … Read More

The Vocational Expert Said I Can Do a Job I’ve Never Even Heard Of Before. What is That all About?

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Some things (in fact, lots of things) about Social Security Disability Insurance  (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) disability hearings are confusing. Among them is the fact that the Vocational Expert (“VE”) at your hearing may testify about jobs that you have never done before and may not even exist where you live. This very often leaves clients wondering what is going … Read More

Purpose of a Vocational Expert in a Social Security Disability Hearing

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Purpose of a Vocational Expert in a Social Security Disability Hearing By Andrew DeLaMare, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C.   An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is required to determine whether an individual meets the criteria for disability under Social Security’s rules and regulations. I have often seen, as a Social Security disability attorney in Wichita, KS, that during the hearing, … Read More