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I agree. Ask your lawyer. There is too much information missing for us to answer here, and the info we need should not be posted on a public forum like this.
best of luck to you.
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Assuming your hearing was in Kingsport, it most likely means the judge had already determined at what level he felt like you were able to perform physically. I agree you should ask your attorney, since he/she would have the surrounding details of the hearing and case. Generally the ALJ will, at a minimum, ask the VE to classify the positions previously performed at a gainful level and also ask them whether you could still perform those positions, but not always. Sometimes they will determine whether you could still do that position on their own. It is likely an indication that he has determined you will not be able to do "other" work but not necessarily that you cannot do your old job. Again, ask your lawyer.
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