What should I expect if the ALJ only asked the VE two hypothetical questions. One being could I obtain gainful employment, the VEs answer, yes. He explained my work history along with my broad skill set. Second question was could I maintain gainful employment with my limitations. VEs response was NO, absolutely not. I was told at my age, 49 years old to expect they would try to find other types of work I could do and ask more questions, but the judge abruptly stop the hearing after the second question and said he had all he needed. The judge was very kind and patient with me and acknowledge my case is a little complicated because I don’t have physical limitations but I do have it well document neurological logical condition. I’m not sure if this is a good sign or not?
I re-set your question to Social Security, rather than employment. I can't answer your question in any profession sense; but, I will say this: logically, if you cannot MAINTAIN employment because of your disability, and that was the testimony from the VE, and there was no evidence to the contrary, the ALJ would not have needed to hear more, and said so. While you are waiting, you should be optimistic about the outcome. If you receive a bad result, you should consult with a social security disability attorney (and we employment lawyers know next to nothing about that!) Good luck!
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I think it’s a good sign but you never know I’ve heard ALJs do crazy things
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In my opinion everything depends on which hypothetical question the judge feels is more appropriate to your situation. As a general rule, cases based solely upon non-physical limitations are difficult.
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