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Get Orlando Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Expert Services offers vocational rehabilitation for many types of individuals - from the disabled to those recovering from substance abuse. Vocational Expert Services, Inc. takes the guesswork out of vocational rehabilitation, providing pragmatic and expedient solutions to those facing career changes or abilities due to injury or medical/psychological conditions. Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments at Vocational Expert Services Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides assistance to those who have been injured on the job, disabled, military veterans, or those who have not had a job for a prolonged period of time. The goal is to help these individuals gain long-term employment. Vocational Expert Services analyzes each client's "transferable" skills. An individuals' transferable skills include work history, education, training, and experience. We do this through our vocational rehabilitation assessments. Assessments for The Disabled   A vocational assessment gives decision-makers the information they need to make a determination in a VA disability case. Those who are disabled can get help from the state for finding a career. Part of this includes a vocational rehabilitation assessment.  Employment is one of the largest barriers to independence for individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities often find themselves in underpaid jobs or unemployed altogether. Many end up surviving only on disability benefits. At Vocational experts, we provide vocational rehabilitation assessments to those with disabilities. Our experts help those with disabilities search for the best career options and help them make the transition into their career.  Assessments for The Disabled Veterans  Many of the clients at Vocational Expert Services are disabled military veterans. For these groups, finding the right career path can be a challenge. Veterans have the challenge of having to refocus their career path after the military. A vocational assessment gives decision-makers the information they need to make a [...]

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TDIU claim | What is our role?

TDIU claim Role of a Vocational Expert in a TDIU claim Authors: Devin Lessne, MA, MS, CRC, CDMS, ABVE/F, PVE, IPEC and Claire Ziegler, MA, CRC, IPEC A vocational assessment can provide valuable information for decision makers regarding Total Disability Individual Unemployability cases, also known as TDIU cases. A vocational assessment can help answer the question as to whether a veteran’s service connected disabilities prevent him or her from securing substantially gainful employment. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) defines substantially gainful employment as “employment that is ordinarily followed by the non-disabled to earn their livelihood with earnings common to the particular occupation in the community where the veteran resides” (M21-1MR, Part V, Subpart ii, Chapter 1, Section B).  The VA specifies that substantially gainful employment cannot include sheltered or protected employment. Further, if a veteran’s annual wages are below the poverty level, this employment cannot be considered substantially gainful.  If a veteran is unable to secure substantially gainful employment as a result of service related disability, this entitles the veteran to receive 100% compensation for TDIU. Often, decision makers in these types of cases rely on the opinion of physicians and other medical providers to determine if a veteran can still obtain substantially gainful employment.  However, these individuals do not have specialized vocational experience or expertise and are not equipped to determine the true feasibility of a veteran’s ability to work.  A vocational assessment can help bridge the gap between the documented medical and psychological limitations and residual functional limitations within the context of jobs in the present labor market. A vocational assessment is a multi-step process consisting of many different components and is prepared by a vocational expert (VE).  The vocational rehabilitation assessment [...]

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