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Vocational Issues

  • Published: December 25, 2012

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…Read More

  • Published: December 21, 2012

A Government Vocational Expert, or VE, may play a large role in your Social Security Disability case and its level of success. Speak with experienced Ocala disability lawyers who can help you prepare for the issues that might arise in your case when a VE is asked to testify. What is a VE? In a Social Security disability case, the purpose of vocational expert testimony is for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to meet their burden of proof if they wish to deny you Social Security benefits. The SSA may then bring in a Vocational Expert, who is there to testify as to whether you are capable of performing work or if you are clearly eligible for benefits. VEs are…Read More