Presenting Vocational Evidence In Your TDIU Appeal
Presenters: Maria Vargas, MS, CRC, CLCP
Ashley Johnson, MS, CRC, CLCP
Vargas Vocational Consulting
Thursday, March 5, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET
Vocational evidence is a key component of a successful claim or appeal for a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU). Join Maria Vargas and Ashley Johnson as they discuss important issues to consider when obtaining vocational evidence, including the qualifications of an expert and the methodology of vocational assessments. The presenters will address vocational issues using VA terminology; consider specific challenges of cases involving mental limitations; and discuss marginal employment and protected work environments. They will also analyze the impact of the CAVC’s decision in Ray v. Wilkie, 31 Vet.App. 58 (2019), which addressed the economic and noneconomic components of what it means to be “unable to secure and follow substantially gainful employment.”
Maria Vargas is the owner of Vargas Vocational Consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Maria has been qualified as an expert witness in federal courts across the United States. Ashley Johnson is the Vice President of Expert Services. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Both Maria and Ashley are vocational experts and life care planners who work on personal injury, employment law, malpractice, disability, divorce, workers compensation, and veterans law matters nationwide.
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