Also, If the ALJ goes through the 5 step sequential process and finds you disabled at steps 1-4, does he or she need a VE to make a determination at step 5? If a VE is not present, can the ALJ find you not disabled at step 5? Suppose a VE is present. Suppose the VE says there are no hypothetical jobs you can do in the national economy. Does this mean the ALJ must automatically approve your claim by law? Thanks for any and all input.