The scope of the VC’s review includes assessing work history, ability to perform work
within the limitations of the RFC or MRFC, and related vocational issues listed in
GN 04440.140A.3. in this section. The VC’s review does not include addressing and weighing medical
opinions, or making determinations regarding SGA.
The VC reviews the vocational facts of the case and the claimant’s ability to perform
work within the functional limitations imposed by the RFC/MRFC. If the evidence in
file supports the adjudicating component's policy compliant vocational assessment
and the file is fully documented medically, the VC must not substitute his or her
judgment and prepare an independent assessment of ability to perform work.
NOTE: The VC or designee may review cases and address vocational issues per GN 04440.140A.