Posted on: April 13, 2021 Posted by: Chris Killeen Comments: 0

Paper or Plastic? What should an SSAVE use?

SSAVEs have numerous options to prepare and render testimony, but they all boil down to a simple choice – paper or plastic!  Paper based means the SSAVE uses older documentation and/or prints out files and brings that data to testimony.   Alternately, computer based options such as Job Browser PRO or OccuBrowse provide the SSAVE with real time data to parse when facing various questions during testimony. Check out the video…

Posted on: December 29, 2020 Posted by: Chris Killeen Comments: 0

Intro to OccuBrowse

Last week we performed an initial review of a SkillTRAN product called Job Browser PRO.  This product provides a simple and rapid way to conduct job number analysis across the national economy while applying different levels of vocational factors and limitations …. but is this your only option? Not even close! Today we introduce one of SkillTRAN’s other offerings…Occubrowse. Occubrowse as a software is not quite as intuitive as Job…

Posted on: December 22, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The SSAVE app…Job Browser Pro

So you say that I need to provide all this information as a Social Security Administration Vocational Expert. But there are time constraints, right? I can’t just do this and have all the time that I possibly need to come up with the information… Well, Let me put your mind at ease…just like everything else there’s an app for that!  Today we’re talking about what software applications are available for…

Posted on: December 15, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Can someone do Other Work…or SSR 83-10!

One thing that’s important to understand in the world of Social Security and disability is that not being able to do your job – for whatever reason –  doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t do other work. This means that the Social Security Administration Vocational Expert (SSAVE) needs to really understand how to go from past to possible present! Over the last few weeks we’ve gone into multiple Social Security…

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

The SSA and Past Relevant Work

Welcome back to Stroud Academy where we are currently going through a series on Social Security rulings and what each ruling means to the individual and collective body of Social Security Administration vocational experts. Today’s topic will quickly become near and dear to every single one of your hearts as we get into the topic and concept of past relevant work (PRW). This ruling covers really getting into the particular…

Posted on: December 1, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

SSR 00-4P…you, me, and the SSAVE!

Last week we introduced Social Security rulings as another source of information for the Social Security Administration vocational expert in training…or for the professional who’s looking to expand their knowledge in this profession. Today we’re actually going to talk about the Social Security ruling as it pertains to the vocational expert. The applicable ruling here is Social Security ruling 00-4P … what this governs is the use of you –…

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

SSA Rulings

Did you know that the Social Security Administration has its own rulings? Just like every other governmental agency the Security Administration must establish standards to work by and to make sure that everybody is operating on the same page…that’s where rulings come in. Just like every other agency in the United States government, the Social Security Administration has developed various rulings that guide different claimants, vocational or medical experts, and…

Posted on: November 17, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The Handbook for Analyzing Jobs (Part 2)

Remember the HALJ?  We talked about this last week…the Handbook for Analyzing Jobs…today we’ll get into part two of the Handbook – including what it is, why you should care about it as far as being a Social Security Administration Vocational Expert (SSAVE), and how to roll it into your day-to-day business.   https://youtu.be/ALR35_inpAE Last week we worked through the Handbook for Analyzing Jobs all the way down to aptitudes…