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How a Vocational Expert Can Influence a Social Security Disability Case

  • Published: December 3, 2013

When seeking Social Security disability benefits, one of the issues you and your Ocala Social Security disability law office must be concerned with is the testimony of a vocational expert (VE).

Your Ocala Social Security Disability Law Office Will Be Prepared for a Vocational Expert

The government might use a vocational expert in your case. Commonly, the vocational expert is appointed by the Administrative Law Judge. There are certain instances, however, in which your Ocala Social Security disability law office will have a VE testify on your behalf.

Your Ocala Social Security Disability Law Firm Sees Vocational Experts Testify More Often Than Medical Experts

The Social Security Administration has VEs testify more frequently than medical experts. They have their own history that can influence their testimony, and it could be substantially different than the experience and history of a medical expert.

The SSA Uses a VE to Deny Benefits Requested by Your Ocala Social Security Disability Law Firm

A VE is there to help the SSA deny the claim made by you and your Ocala Social Security disability law office. The ALJ might not be interested in finding a way to deny the claim by using a VE. The ALJ could be seeking a fair outcome based on Medical-Vocational Guidelines.

Issues the VE Will Address

Your Ocala Social Security Disability law firm will explain that the Social Security Act states that a person making a claim will be found as disabled if the mental and/or physical impairments are so severe that the claimant can’t perform prior work. In addition, the decision will hinge on the ability to perform other jobs based on work history, age and experience for employment currently available in large numbers in the economy.

Contact the Ocala Social Security Disability Law Office

If you have questions as to the role of a VE in your Social Security disability case, an attorney from the Ocala Social Security disability law office can help. Call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352-304-5300 today to discuss your case.

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