Medical Vocational Guidelines and Transferable Skills | Social Security Disability Claims
What: Medical Vocational Guidelines
The Social Security Administration uses a grid process to determine whether or not your skills transfer to a job within your physical abilities that exist in significant numbers in the mythical national economy.
For example if you are 50 years or older and are limited to sedentary work you will win or lose your Social Security Disability case based on whether or not you have transferable skills to sedentary.
On the other hand, if you are 55 years or older then the rule extends to light work. You will win or lose your case if you are 55 years or older based on whether or not you have skills that transfer to a significant range of semi skilled or skilled light work.
If you’ve only done unskilled work in the past, you have no transferable skills.
Therefore, transferability only becomes an issue if your work history involved semi-skilled or skilled work.
The older you are the less likely it is that you have skills that are not transferable for a significant range of work in a mythical economy.
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