Oakland Park

Oakland Park has a rich history, dating back to before the hurricane of 1926, sporting the original name of "Floranada." In fact, the Oakland Park Elementary school dates to 1925 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Muvico chain of theatres is headquartered in Oakland Park, Florida. Approximately 45,000 residents enjoy life in Oakland Park, Florida. The Funky Buddha Brewery is based in Oakland Park, Florida.

Oakland Park Social Security Disability Lawyer and Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., is proud to have been serving Oakland Park and greater Ft. Lauderdale for over 30 years. Social Security Disability Attorney, Randy Zeldin, Esq. represents Social Security Disability applicants in appeals of claims, throughout Ft. Lauderdale and Broward County. At a hearing before a Ft. Lauderdale Social Security Judge, it is common for the Social Security Administration to retain an independent Vocational Expert. This individual will assess the claimant's ability to return to work within the U.S. national economy. Throughout the United States, approximately 76% of all Social Security hearings involve vocational experts. There was wide variation among the SSA regions and specific hearing offices as to the use of vocational experts. Regional use ranged from 35% in New York City to 94% in Denver. Some Courts have determined that Vocational Expert testimony is required, while others have found to the contrary.

Social Security regulations provide that Vocational Experts are to be selected from a wide roster of available experts. Yet, some Social Security offices utilize the same Vocational Expert at over 50 percent of their hearings. This is attributed to availability of vocational experts to attend hearings live or by telephone. Regulations do not specifically authorize Vocational Expert testimony by telephone, although telephonic testimony is becoming more common, particularly in Video Teleconferencing Hearings. Social Security Disability Lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq. of Tamarac, Florida, scrutinizes the curriculum vitae of a proposed Vocational Expert, with the intention of objecting to an unqualified or biased witness.

Vocational Experts largely testify per the Medical-Vocational Guidelines, to opine whether a Social Security Disability applicant can engage in work in the U.S. National Economy, based on their educational and vocational history and the residual functional capacity. A Vocational Expert will analyze the impact of residual functional capacity upon the full range of sedentary work, which the Social Security Judge may consider in determining the extent of the erosion of the occupational base. An individual determination whether an individual will be able to make an adjustment to other work requires looking at factors such as the type and extent of the individual’s limitations or restrictions. An examination of the number of sedentary, unskilled occupations, considering age, education and work experience, are at the heart of the Vocational Expert’s testimony. Oakland Park Social Security Disability Lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq. believes that the Vocational Expert is often a favorable witness to the Claimant, if objective and knowledgeable of the facts.

The Boca Raton law office of Randy Zeldin, Esq. is conveniently located on 6111 Broken Sound Pkwy NW, #200. Telephone (877) 839-4243. Oakland Park Social Security Disability applicants are invited to contact Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. to schedule a free, in-office consultation.

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