A Vocational Evaluation reports the employment capabilities of an individual by documenting what jobs a person can perform, by considering their physical and psychological limitations, age, education, and past work history. These factors are critically important in determining employability and level of potential wage loss. The Vocational Expert will conduct a transferable skills analysis, if warranted, and utilizes this information to conduct a labor market search for appropriate vocations and potential wages. The Vocational Expert provides this information in a variety of situations, including personal injury, divorce, employment discrimination, disability determination for Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, Veteran’s Administration, wrongful death, and pension funds.
Disability Representation Services
The Social Security Disability application and appeal process can be a very frustrating and confusing system to navigate. In addition, if an initial application is denied, it can take up to two years or more for a decision. Denials are at an all-time high. A disability representative assists with the initial application to insure the best possibility to have benefits awarded and to avoid the lengthy appeal process. Should a case be appealed, the representative assists in submitting the requisite documentation to the Social Security Administration and presents the case to the administrative law judge.
The Social Security Administration recognizes both attorneys and non-attorney representatives as being eligible to represent claimants in the application and initial appeal process. Non-attorney representatives eligible for direct pay have passed a rigorous testing process through the Social Security Administration and complete continuing education requirements each year. Representation fees are paid directly to eligible non-attorney representatives; and, just like attorneys, non-attorney representatives are only paid if a case is rewarded.
Case Management Consulting Services
Case Management is a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet an evaluee’s health care needs. A timeline of an evaluee’s care, activities, and expected outcomes will be addressed by utilizing available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes, and by communications and working with the evaluee’s interdisciplinary healthcare team. Simmons Grab & Associates, LLC then coordinates and monitors the evaluee’s care.
Life Care Plannings
The purpose of a Life Care Plan is to assess an evaluee’s needs for future medical and related services, current level of function, activities of daily living and independent living needs, as well as develop a long-term care plan to identify reasonable and expected costs through life expectancy in light of injuries and impairments.
A Life Care Plan is a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs, with associated costs, for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs.
Cost figures contained in each Life Care Plan are based on research and current rates in the evaluee’s particular region of the United States.
A Life Care Plan can be utilized for various purposes that may include reserving funds for lifetime medical costs or defending damages in legal proceedings.
Simmons Grab & Associates, LLC individualizes Life Care Plans to our evaluees’ specific needs/religion/ethnicity; no detail is left out. We are diligent in pursuing lifetime medical recommendations that will provide the quality of care required for optimal functioning and quality of life.