Alphabet Soup Unscrambled: A Layman's Guide to a Social Security Hearing
"An ALJ asked the VE at a SSD hearing whether the VE referenced DOT, SCO, or OIS categories regarding client's IBD and RFC." Confused? Most likely you are. For most people, trying to figure out the meaning of the "alphabet soup" of acronyms widely used in the Social Security Administration (SSA) lingo is a bewildering challenge. The United States SSA is an independent agency of the federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits. Social Security provides assistance to people with disabilities and pays benefits to people who meet medical criteria and qualify for benefits under the program. This session will provide an overview of the Social Security Disability (SSD) hearing, including what happens before, during, and after the hearing. The speaker will examine a number of acronyms and similar concepts, both legal and medical, commonly used in the context of SSD and similar structures and will discuss basic strategies that will help interpreters feel at ease at the time of the hearing. The session comprises hands-on interactive role play activities designed to develop and enhance terminology research and glossary-building techniques for interpreters. The session is conducted in English.
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