BASIC (02-15)

DI 25003.010 Vocational Policy References

The references provide additional guidance during VS training and when completing vocational assessments. This list does not include a complete list of all pertinent agency guidance.

A. Social Security Ruling (SSR) references

SSR 00-4p Titles II and XVI: Use of Vocational Expert and Vocational Specialist Evidence, and Other Reliable Occupational Information in Disability Decisions

SSR 96-9p Policy Interpretation Ruling Titles II and XVI: Determining Capability to do Other Work – Implications of Residual Functional Capacity for a Less than Full Range of Sedentary Work

SSR-86-8 Titles II and XVI: The Sequential Evaluation Process

SSR 85-15 Titles II and XVI: Capability to do Other Work – The Medical-Vocational Rules as a Framework for Evaluating Solely Nonexertional Impairments

SSR 84-24 Titles II and XVI: Determination of Substantial Gainful
Activity for Persons Working in Special Circumstances – Work Therapy Programs in Military Service – Work Activity in Certain Government-Sponsored Programs

SSR 83-14 Titles II and XVI: Capability to do Other Work – The Medical-Vocational Rules as a Framework for Evaluating a Combination of Exertional and Nonexertional Impairments

SSR 83-12 Titles II and XVI: Capability to do Other Work – The Medical-Vocational Rules as a Framework for Evaluating Exertional Limitations Within a Range of Work or Between Ranges of Work

SSR 83-11 Titles II and XVI: Capability to do Other Work – The Exertional based Medical-Vocational Rules Met

SSR 83-10 Titles II and XVI: Determining Capability to do Other Work – The Medical-Vocational Rules of Appendix 2

SSR 82-62 Titles II and XVI: A Disability Claimant’s Capacity to do Past Relevant Work, in General

SSR 82-61 Titles II and XVI: Past Relevant Work – The Particular Job or the Occupation as Generally Performed

SSR 82-41 Titles II and XVI: Work Skills and Their Transferability as Intended by the Expanded Vocational Factors Regulations Effective February 26, 1979

B. Program Operations Manual System (POMS) references

DI 23020.050 Disability Determination Services (DDS) Instructions for Identifying, Developing, and Processing Military Casualty/Wounded Warrior (MC/WW) Cases

DI 25001.001 Medical Vocational Quick Reference Guide

DI 25005.001 Determination of Capacity for Past Relevant Work (PRW) —Basics of Step 4 of the Sequential Evaluation Process

DI 25005.005 Expedited Vocational Assessment at Steps 4 and 5 of Sequential Evaluation

DI 25005.025 Past Relevant Work (PRW) as Generally Performed in the National Economy

DI 25005.050 Making the Past Relevant Work (PRW) Determination

DI 25010.001 Special Medical-Vocational Profiles

DI 25015.015 Work Experience as a Vocational Factor

DI 25015.017 Transferability of Skills Assessment (TSA)

DI 25015.020 Determining Capability to Do Other Work -- Implications of a Residual Functional Capacity for Less Than a Full Range of Sedentary Work (SSR 96-9p)

DI 25015.030 Use of Vocational Expert and Vocational Specialist Evidence, and Other Reliable Occupational Information in Disability Decisions—SSR 00-4p

DI 25020.005 Physical Limitations

DI 25020.010 Mental Limitations

DI 25020.015 Environmental Limitations

DI 25025.001 Application of Medical-Vocational Rules

DI 26516.005 Issues Requiring Rationalization/Documentation in the Disability Decisionmaking Process

DI 27536.005 Required Information for Reopening Initial Determinations

DI 27536.010 Required Information for Reopening Continuing Disability Review Determinations

DI 28091.005 - Issues Requiring Rationalization/Documentation in the Disability Decisionmaking Process

DI 39521.400 Guides for DDSs in the Administration of Training and Staff Development

C. Acquiescence Rulings (AR) references

“Brock” AR 14-1(8) Requiring Vocational Specialist (VS) or Vocational Expert (VE) Evidence When an Individual has a Severe Mental Impairment(s)

IMPORTANT: This ruling applies to determinations or decisions made in the Eighth Circuit (Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) at all levels of administrative review.

Sykes” AR 01-1(3) Using the Grid Rules as a Framework for Decisionmaking When an Individual's Occupational Base is Eroded by a Nonexertional Limitation

IMPORTANT: This ruling applies to determinations or decisions made in the Third Circuit (Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Virgin Islands) at all levels of administrative review.


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DI 25003.010 - Vocational Policy References - 02/26/2015
Batch run: 02/26/2015
Rev:02/26/2015