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Why Have the Judges Fallen?: Expert Witness Testimony of Corruption in Social Security Disability Adjudications Amberly M. Ruck

Why Have the Judges Fallen?: Expert Witness Testimony of Corruption in Social Security Disability Adjudications

Amberly M. Ruck

Published November 9th 2013
ISBN : 9781493706389
Paperback
50 pages
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The author exposes corruption in the Social Security Disability (SSD) Program. Bullyish Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) at the Social Security Administration (SSA) Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review repeatedly tampered with the witnessMoreThe author exposes corruption in the Social Security Disability (SSD) Program. Bullyish Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) at the Social Security Administration (SSA) Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review repeatedly tampered with the witness prior to and during SSD adjudicative hearings (appeals of disabled claimants who have applied for and been denied financial benefits) by advising the vocational expert witness to attest to inaccurate, perceptibly fraudulent employment numbers (numbers of jobs on the economy individuals could perform given their residual functional capacities (RFCs) or disability-related limitations. Whereas, SSA vocational experts have routinely and inaccurately provided Department of Labor Occupational Employment Survey (OES) Census Group numbers rather than reporting the significantly smaller (more accurate) job numbers for the specific Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) job listings, the vocational expert witness author of this book discovered the disparity between the exaggerated numbers and the accurate numbers and brought the disparity to light with ALJs, some of which ALJs demanded that the vocational expert continue to attest to the larger sets of numbers even though they grossly overestimated the number of jobs claimants with disability-related limitations could perform. Since the vocational expert noted that essentially all of the vocational experts in two separate states were testifying wrongfully, it is reasonable to believe that fraudulent testimony, perjury, and ALJ tampering with the witness is and has been occurring throughout the United States, perhaps for many years. As a result, potentially multitudes of claimants have been defrauded due benefits. Many such claimants may have suffered financially and otherwise, and perhaps, unable to afford their necessary medications, some have even died following receipt of fraud-based wrongful denial decisions. Within the context of a hearing in which the author testified as a vocational expert, an attorney representative uncovered the disparity between the larger and smaller sets of employment numbers and took action. Despite attorney correspondence to the SSA Inspector General, the SSA has taken no apparent action to resolve these issues of fraud, perjury, and tampering with the witnesses. One would think SSA representatives would be anxious to correct these issues in order to avoid widespread agency embarrassment in light of the national attention the attorneys litigation received. The author testifies of her experience as a vocational expert in this matter. The author has since become a social security disability representative.