Ocala disability lawyer explains vocational issues

Posted on December 25, 2012 by cjblog

These are some of the questions that the Social Security adjudicators will examine regarding your case when you apply for disability benefits:

Can the demands of the claimant’s prior work be met by the claimant, either as that work is generally performed in the national economy, or as actually performed by the claimant?

Regulations provide that expert opinion testimony may be offered to answer this question.

Does the claimant possess skills that can be transferred to a sizable field of work?

While this issue does not arise often, an Ocala disability lawyer recognizes that younger claimants may find they are denied benefits based upon the capacity for unskilled work even if it is determined they have no transferable skills.  For claimants over age 50, different standards are used to determine if transferable skills exist.

Is vocational adjustment to other work possible?

In other words, is the claimant capable of performing other work?  And if so, do significant numbers of jobs exist within the claimant’s RFC considering work experience, age, and education?

Ocala disability lawyers are aware of additional issues that arise under this topic:  How many jobs are available to a claimant with a specific residual functional capacity?  For others claimants, to what degree has his or her occupational base been eroded by disability?

These issues arise when a conclusion determining whether or not you are disabled is not reached using the Medical-Vocational Guidelines.

If you have questions for an experienced and knowledgeable Ocala disability lawyer about your Social Security disability case, please contact the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352-304-5300.

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