Vocational Expert Testimony

If the claimant's case involves functional problems other than lifting, walking, etc., the Administrative Law Judge may need vocational testimony to determine whether there is a significant number of jobs within the scope of the claimant's limitations.

Vocational experts are supposed to be able to advise the ALJ on issues such as

  • how many jobs in the region tolerate a worker who must sit/stand at will,
  • how many jobs require fine manual dexterity, or good vision, or an ability to deal with people.


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