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 back to 1925 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Muvico chain of theatres is headquartered here.

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 25 years. 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. In fiscal year 2010, 76% of all Social Security hearings involved vocational experts. This represented a 44% increase from fiscal year 2008. 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 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.

The Boca Raton law office of Randy Zeldin, Esq. is conveniently located on 6111 Broken Sound Pkwy NW, #200. Telephone (561) 613-0101

The West Palm Beach law office of Randy Zeldin, Esq. is conveniently located on 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 600, just 1.2 miles East of I-95. Telephone (561) 732-8004

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