Posted on: October 20, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The SSA VE Handbook (Part 2)

The official SSAVE Handbook…given to you courtesy of the Social Security Administration.  This handbook is the old school, approved road map to get you along the way…but like we said in our last article and video…it’s definitely not enough. Welcome back! Today our focus is to talk through the next level of understanding the content in the Social Security Administration’s Vocational Expert (SSAVE) Handbook.  Along the way, we’ll adapt or…

Posted on: October 13, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The SSA VE Handbook (Part 1)

Remember our talk about the Social Security Administration Vocational Expert (SSAVE) Handbook?  We start with that to illustrate the difference between training and education.  However – the SSA VE handbook is full of great details…and we’ll get into some today! The VE handbook is complete with the “what” of being and doing as an SSAVE.  What the disability process is, what the hearings are, what the SSAVE is responsible for,…

Posted on: October 6, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The Importance of the SSA Vocational Expert

https://youtu.be/f_wpORTmyZs Welcome to the next installment of the Stroud Academy Social Security Administration Vocational Expert (SSAVE) Series. Our topic this week is the importance of the SSAVE’s testimony – and to be clear, we’re talking about the role the SSAVE plays as an impartial witness for the Social Security Administration.  Last week we introduced the SSAVE Handbook from the Social Security Administration. We followed up by listing any required training…

Posted on: September 11, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Learning and the SSA Vocational Expert

This week at Stroud Academy we’re going to approach things a little differently and talk about the individual learning process. When we talk education from this perspective, we’re really getting at the sum total of all individual life experiences.  This combination ultimately contributes to the method in which one feels most comfortable learning.  This means that adult learning is accomplished in a different manner than how we learn in childhood.…

Posted on: September 2, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The SSAVE…an Interview part 2

Completing our series on the experiences of SSAVEs, Stroud is proud to bring you an interview with Joyce Brumbaugh, MS, CRC, who has even more experience as an SSAVE.  Let’s see what she has to say about training, preparation, and performing as an SSAVE! Can you give a brief background of your formal education and experience? I have a B.S. in business administration, a paralegal certificate, a court reporting certificate,…

Posted on: August 31, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The SSAVE…an interview

For all those wanting to become a Social Security Administration vocational expert or just thinking about it, Stroud Services is proud to present a recent interview with a newer SSAVE.  Let’s check out what Chris Briggman, MS, CRC has to say! Can you give a brief background of your formal education and experience? I have worked within the field of vocational rehabilitation since 2012. My experience includes working as a…

Posted on: August 24, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The Occupational Outlook Handbook…FREE!!!!

…. You don’t have to buy everything…the Occupational Outlook Handbook is free through the US Bureau of Labor Statistics!  This Handbook is something that will contribute greatly to your performance as a vocational expert.  The OOH is that new definitive source – and your analysis of the data contained within (we suspect) will grow greatly in the years ahead as the SSA transitions away from the Dictionary of occupational titles…

Posted on: August 19, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The HALJ…or Handbook for Analyzing Jobs

…. Continuing with our series on books that you should have in your library as an SSA vocational expert is the Handbook for Analyzing Jobs. Direct out of the introduction for the Handbook it says that it “contains the methodology and benchmarks used by the cooperative federal state occupational analysis program in gathering and recording information about jobs.”  This includes all of the definitions of over 13,000 occupations and even…