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Vocational Expert Testimony

  • Published: June 26, 2014

A vocational expert may provide testimony that can adversely affect your case. Your
Ocala Social Security disability income attorney can explain the possible testimony a vocational expert can provide and whether there is anything that your Ocala Social Security disability law firm can do to help your case recover after damaging testimony.

Potential Testimony

Your Ocala Social Security disability income attorney can explain that there are four potential possibilities regarding vocational expert testimony. First, the vocational expert can testify that you can perform past relevant work. Second, he or she can testify that the administrative law judge’s hypothetical question does not properly include all of your limitations. Third, the vocational expert may say that he or she does not understand the limitations that are included in the hypothetical. The final option is for a vocational expert to admit his or her own preconceived bias that makes him or her say that you can work regardless of the content of the hypothetical question.

Solution

Your Ocala Social Security disability income attorney can explain that different assertions bring about different effects. If the vocational expert makes the first type of testimony, you will likely not win your case. Under the second possibility, your attorney can pose a hypothetical question that includes all of your limitations. If the vocational expert says that he or she does not understand the limitations, your attorney can ask revealing questions to illuminate the expert’s testimony and understanding of limitations.

If you would like more information about the vocational expert testimony, contact the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352.304.5300.

Claudeth Henry

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