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

How do VEs and the SSA work together?

The SSA employs Vocational Experts for a very good reason…research.  At the end of the day the SSAVE is paid for this research.  Conducting data analysis based on claimant information (work history) and applying hypothetical limitations to arrive at a residual functional capacity (RFC) is the name of the game…so what is the best research method? It depends..on the experience and capability of the SSAVE.  Stroud Academy recognizes this as…

Posted on: July 10, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Other Players in the SSA Vocational Expert world

The Social Security Administration Vocational Expert (SSAVE) relies on a highly educated background and at least five years of direct experience helping people with disabilities.  The SSAVE also relies on a wealth of data, growing more prevalent every day with the availability at their fingertips via internet search capability.  While some resources are more authoritative than others, the various methodologies employed by SSAVEs still roll back to their “professional experience.” …

Posted on: July 8, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Social Security and the Vocational Expert

In the last post we introduced what Social Security Administration Vocational Experts (SSAVE) are, what kind of requirements must be met to enter the profession, and some of the items that a SSAVE would do on a normal basis as part of their impartial witness duties. While those requirements increased for the latest iteration of SSA contracts (specifically the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor/American Board of Vocational Experts requirement), the need to…

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

The SSA Vocational Expert…what is it?

So you’re interested in this fancy term you’re hearing…the SSAVE!  But what is it?  What does it take to become one?  Who’s in charge?  What is the education process?  How does one become a really good Social Security Vocational Expert (SSAVE)? This series will attempt to take this term and demystify it…just like an individual knows how to go to school for a career, we’ll outline answers to all of…