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The Hilarious Truth Behind a Day in the Life of a Social Security Disability Vocational Expert

Today, let me take you on a hilarious ride into the everyday life of a social security disability vocational expert, or as we social security experts like to call ourselves, S.S.D.V.Es.

By Jason BarilPublished 7 months ago 3 min read
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The Hilarious Truth Behind a Day in the Life of a Social Security Disability Vocational Expert

Good morning, folks! Today, let me take you on a hilarious ride into the everyday life of a social security disability vocational expert, or as we social security experts like to call ourselves, S.S.D.V.Es. For those who are not familiar with what we do, we are the ones who determine if someone is eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Now, you may assume that our job is all about studying medical records or interviewing claimants. However, let me tell you there's more to it than that. We are also supposed to assess:

- Whether a claimant can continue to do their previous job with their disability.

- Whether a claimant can adjust to a new type of work with their given limitations.

Sounds pretty straightforward, right? But oh boy, once you get into our world, you'll realize how hilarious and wild things can be. So hold onto your hats, and let's dive into a day in the life of an S.S.D.V.E.

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Morning Habits

So, a typical day starts with me hitting the snooze button a few times before finally giving in to my obligations. After making myself presentable and getting a hearty breakfast, I make my way to my workplace. But let me tell you, waking up early is equally torturous for us as it is for any other person.

Paperwork Procrastination

You may think that paperwork is the most boring thing we do, but no, we can make it exciting. That is if procrastination counts as exciting. Now, let's just say that I take my time going through files and reports, which means I may not completely finish any work during my regular work hours. Yes, I do carry some of it home to finish up.

Household Analogies

When it comes to explaining our findings, we S.S.D.V.Es have a love for housekeeping analogies. For instance, when I'm trying to explain whether a claimant can perform any work despite their limitations, I often use an analogy of dishes. I ask the question, "Can you leave a dish unwashed if you are unable to wash it properly?" - similar to "Can the claimant still work?"

Case Studies Can Be Tricky

You may think that case studies follow a predictable flow, but oh no, they are not. Each case is unique and should be thoroughly evaluated. But that doesn't mean we get it right every time. A fun fact is that we learn through trial and error too. So, sometimes we make mistakes and have to fix them. And yes, we admit it with a good sense of humor.

People Assuming You Aren't Qualified

Lastly, here's a funny thing: People assume that we S.S.D.V.Es have no previous experience or knowledge. They would say things like, "Oh, you're just saying no to every claim.", or "You do understand that this person is genuinely unable to work, right?". But, they don't know that we have spent years of our lives earning degrees, acquiring training and experience, in order to be qualified for this job. So we S.S.D.V.Es just have to shrug it off, and remind them who the experts are.

Conclusion:

So, there you have it, friends! A hilarious insight into the everyday life of a social security disability vocational expert. As much as we love our job, it could be challenging, fun, and with lots of paperwork. But, in the end, we have a good laugh about it all. Just remember, we aren't the bad guys who deny disability claims. We are just doing our job to determine eligibility, using our experience and knowledge. Have a great day!

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Jason Baril

Hello, everyone! My name is Jason Baril, and I'm excited to share my story with you all. attorney, I have a few passions that keep me busy - law, pickleball, technology, and writing.

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