In 1983, the Supreme Court of the United States released the very important opinion of Heckler v. Campbell, 103 S.Ct. 1952, 1957-58 (1983). The reason that this case is so important is that the Social Security Administration has adopted the opinion in Social Security Ruling 83-46c.
The Supreme Court, and subsequently the Social Security Administration, noted that the determination of disability at step five of the sequential evaluation, requires the following two-stage inquiry:
(1) There must be an assessment as to each claimant's present job qualifications--physical ability, age, education and work experience.
(2) There must be a consideration as to whether jobs exist in the national economy that a person having the claimant's physical ability, age, education and work experience could perform.
Stay tuned as we continue to evaluate the requirement of whether there is a significant number of jobs exist in the economy relative to a person's qualifications. If you are disabled,
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