Social Security Disability Advocate's Handbook

Knowledgeably and effectively challenge vocational testimony with this book's pattern questions and supporting data and learn how to attack other data sources used by vocational experts.
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Social Security Disability Advocate's Handbook Social security disability attorneys and representatives are often frustrated by the vocational expert who insists that jobs in the thousands are available for the claimant. Now you can knowledgeably and effectively challenge vocational testimony with the pattern questions and supporting data supplied. This handbook will help you will help you (1) attack vocational testimony, and (2) use the Process Unification Rulings as powerful weapons for your claimants.

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter One: Introduction
  • Chapter Two: Standards of Review and Federal Court Remedies
  • Chapter Three: Topical and Sequential Evaluation Outlines
  • Chapter Four: SSR 96-1p: Application by the Social Security Administration (SSA) of Federal Circuit Court and District Court Decisions
  • Chapter Five: SSR 96-2p: Giving Controlling Weight to Treating Source Medical Opinions
  • Chapter Six: SSR 96-3p: Considering Allegations of Pain and Other Symptoms in Determining Whether a Medically Determinable Impairment Is Severe
  • Chapter Seven: SSR 96-4p: Symptoms, Medically Determinable Physical and Mental Impairments, and Exertional and Nonexertional Limitations
  • Chapter Eight: SSR 96-5p: Medical Source Opinions on Issues Reserved to the Commissioner
  • Chapter Nine: SSR 96-6p: Consideration of Administrative Findings of Fact by State Agency Medical and Psychological Consultants and Other Program Physicians and Psychologists at the Administrative Law Judge and Appeals Council Levels of Administrative Review; Medical Equivalence
  • Chapter Ten: SSR 96-7p: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims: Assessing the Credibility of an Individual’s Statements
  • Chapter Eleven: SSR 96-8p: Assessing Residual Functional Capacity in Initial Claims
  • Chapter Twelve: SSR 96-9p: Determining Capability to Do Other Work—Implications of a Residual Functional Capacity for Less Than a Full Range of Sedentary Work
  • Chapter Thirteen: The Role of Reliable Vocational Information at the Social Security Administration
  • Chapter Fourteen: The Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Structure, History, Reliability, and Validity
  • Chapter Fifteen: Other Sources of Vocational Data
  • Chapter Sixteen: Vocational Information and Analysis at Step Four of the Sequential Evaluation Process
  • Chapter Seventeen: Vocational Evidence at Step Five of the Sequential Evaluation Process
  • Chapter Eighteen: Transferability of Skills Analysis
  • Chapter Nineteen: Attacking Vocational Expert Testimony
  • Chapter Twenty: Vocational Expert Testimony on the Number of Jobs Available at Step Five
  • Appendix
  • Index to Rulings
  • Index to Book