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Webinar: SSVE Core Elements & Best Practices

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Serving as a Social Security Vocational Expert (SSVE) is different from other settings where a Vocational Expert may practice. This presentation explains the basic elements of SSVE practice including an understanding of the roles of all parties, explaining the “do’s and don’ts” of preparation for testimony. This includes key terms and definitions, how to review a case, how to participate in the disability hearing, how to deliver testimony appropriately as well as topics to expect during SSVE cross examination.

Credits: 1.0 CEs of the following credits have been applied: ABVE, CRCC, CVE-CWA-CCAA, (Pending Approval)


At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the roles of all parties participating in the disability hearing, including the SSVE role
  2. Define key terms for disability evaluation
  3. Provide relevant testimony and handle challenges to testimony


  • John M. Yent, MA ABDA CRC CPWIC

    John Yent has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from La Jolla University. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Sociology and Cultural Anthropology from University of California - Santa Barbara. He is nationally certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Community Partner Work Incentives Counselor (CPWIC) and senior disability analyst and diplomate with the American Board of Disability Analysts (ABDA).
    John has 37 years’ experience in vocational and disability services as well as over 13,000 SSA hearings as a vocational expert. John is actively involved in disability employment as Executive Director of a national employment network.

February 25, 2021
Thu 6:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 0M

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