How We Help

We help attorneys and their client (claimants) by creating a vocational assessment report that evaluates and reports impairments that hinder their ability to perform substantial gainful employment.  Our staff has been approved to serve as Vocational Experts during hearings and appeals with the Social Security Administration.  Our years of experience with the Social Security process gives us an in-depth knowledge of what evidence needs to be present in a report for your Request for Reconsideration or your hearing with an administrative law judge.

For over 30 years, we have worked on and prepared hundreds of vocational assessment reports for claimants who are seeking benefits or appealing decisions.  Our extensive knowledge of the Social Security Administration rules, process and procedures, we can provide you with an evaluation report that accurately shows your clients ability to perform substantial gainful work.

Our vocational assessment includes:

  • a review of their records
  • work and transferable skills analysis using Social Security approved resources
  • vocational diagnostic interview
  • moreover, testing (if necessary)

We after a review of the records, education, age, work experience, skills analysis, interview and any needed testing we will produce a vocational assessment report.  Our report will focus on the claimant’s ability to obtain and maintain substantial gainful work activity.

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Vocational Evaluation & Report

Vocational Evaluation is required when physical or psychological injury prevents the individual from obtaining and maintaining substantial gainful work activity. This report includes transferable skills analysis of past work activity, analysis of education, age and how physical or psychological limitations could affect return to work in any capacity within the national economy.

Expert Witness Testimony

Evaluators at Clifford Vocational Services have been admitted as experts in thousands of hearings since 1999 by the Social Security Administration’s, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.  We understand the criteria and evidence the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review is looking for.

Transferable Skills Analysis

Transferable Skills Analysis is required when a worker cannot return to their previous occupation. This analysis takes into consideration age, education, past employment, earnings and disability in determining if alternative occupations exist and potential future earning capacity.

Job Analysis

Job Analysis is required in determining the detailed requirements of an occupation. This analysis takes into consideration physical demands, educational requirements, and aptitudes and temperaments required to perform successfully in a particular occupation or job site.

I Highly Recommend Patrick
Roger Tripp Senior Partner at Biesecker Tripp Sink & Fritts Attorneys PLLC

I have used Patrick in a number of Social Security Disability cases. In each case, I have been successful in getting benefits for my clients. He is knowledgeable in this area and has been qualified as an expert by the SSA and has testified in many disability cases. His fees are reasonable and he has… read more

Never Lost a Case When He Had Rendered His Professional Opinion
Roger Tripp Senior Partner at Biesecker Tripp Sink & Fritts Attorneys PLLC

I became acquainted with Patrick Clifford and his wife as vocational experts who frequently testified at Social Security Disability hearings involving clients of mine who had applied for disability. I was impressed by their manner in testifying and their thoroughness. Later I contacted them with regard to their willingness to speak with clients prior to a… read more