For those who do not know much about vocational witnesses, also known as VE’s, these are expert witnesses that appear during Social Security benefit hearings to provide expert testimony regarding your past occupational duties and other employment might be qualified to perform given restrictions identified by the judge.
Vocational expert witnesses are often called upon by the judge to answer certain “hypothetical” questions regarding the claimant. After reviewing your testimony and verifying the facts, the judge will ask a sequence of questions to the vocational witness in an attempt to figure out whether the occupation restrictions stemming from your medical issues are completely disabling.
Did you know?
In the majority of jurisdictions, there could be two or more vocational witnesses that assist on a panel of witnesses.
In active hearing offices, there could be ten or more vocational witnesses on the panel for your case.