An Ocala, Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer Discusses Expert Testimony

Posted on October 3, 2013 by cjblog

At your hearing, the judge may request the presence of a neutral vocational expert (VE) or medical expert (ME). It is important that your Ocala, Florida Social Security disability lawyer explain to you what to expect if one of these experts is to testify at your hearing.

An Ocala, Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer on Vocational Experts

Ocala, Florida Social Security disability lawyerIt is more likely than not that a vocational expert (VE) will testify at your hearing. A VE's testimony can be very influential to the outcome of your case and, unfortunately, is often the reason claimants are not successful. Essentially, a VE will explain to the judge why someone in your position could be either denied disability or found disabled. Your Ocala, Florida Social Security disability attorney will then need to advocate to the judge on your behalf using your residual functional capacity as adequate reason to find you disabled.

An Ocala, Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer on Medical Experts

Compared to VEs, MEs are seen much less frequently at hearings. Also unlike a VE, an ME's testimony is much more likely to help win your case than lose it.

An Ocala, Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer on the Decision

You should not expect a decision immediately at the end of your hearing. Generally, the judge will issue a written decision that you will receive sometime after the hearing.

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Without a knowledgeable Ocala, Florida Social Security disability lawyer, you may feel unprepared to handle expert witnesses at your hearing. Call CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC to get started today: 352-304-5300.

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