VOCATIONAL EXPERT TESTIMONY

At the end of a Social Security Disability Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) hearing, the ALJ typically poses a series of hypothetical questions to a vocational expert (who can appear at the hearing in-person or by telephone) to determine whether or not there are any jobs available to the Claimant based on the alleged impairments. However, and significantly, in order for the testimony of a vocational expert “to constitute substantial evidence, the ALJ must pose a hypothetical question which comprises all of the Claimant’s impairments. Wilson v. Barnhart, 284 F.3d 1219, 1227 (11th Cir. 2002); see also, Jones v. Apfel, 190 F.3d 1224, 1229 (11th Cir. 1999).

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