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IARP SSVE Section

The IARP Social Security Vocational Expert (SSVE) Section members comprise a unique and diversified group of vocational experts, life care planners and vocational economists.

Learn how IARP Social Security Vocational Expert (SSVE) Section can help you grow and prosper as a rehabilitation professional.

Section Leadership

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Michelle Aliff  Chairperson

Michael Blankenship  Past Chairperson

Debbie Civils  Board Member at Large

Leslie Lloyd Board Member at Large

Matthew Sprong Board Member at Large

Todd Harden  Board Member at Large - Representative to the IARP Board

Sara Statz  Board Member at Large - Coordinator of Regional Reps

Amy Vercillo  Special Projects Director - Non-voting member

 

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How to Join the SSVE Section

Membership in this section is restricted to those individuals with a current BPA with the SSA.  To join, please go to the IARP Store and purchase the SSVE section product.  You will be required to confirm you have a BPA and provide your BPA number. However, there is no fee to join this section.  After you complete the checkout process, log into IARP Connect again and you will have immediate access to this section.

National Calendar


Section Announcements

  • IARP 2018 Annual Conference - SSVE Session Highlight

    At the IARP 2018 Annual Conference, you will have the opportunity to see top-notch presenters provide in-depth educational experiences designed to give you what you need to be successful in this industry. 
    Here is a Conference Session Highlight:

    (101, 204, 505) SSVE Training Fundamentals through Advanced: Using Tools and Knowledge to Testify 
    Toni McFarland, MA, CRC, LPC, CAADC; Michelle Aliff; Matt Sprong; Mike Blankenship; Debbie Civils; Michelle M. Weiss; Julie Sawyer-Little; Kate Jet; Dr. Lloyd; Michelle M. Weiss; Amy Vercillo; Jeff Truthan

    This training will cover Intro to being a VE in Social Security Setting through Advanced VE Training in Social Security settings. At the conclusion of these presentations, attendees:

    1. Will be able to identify the key references needed to do work as a SSVE
    2. Application of reference material, such as VE Handbook, Social Security Rules, POMS and other materials
    3. Attendee will gain knowledge of the bases of testimony. Testimony support. How job numbers are arrived at. The guidelines for Transferability under Social Security Rules.
    4. Practical application of skills. How to use what is learned in a hearing. Why based on "based on my experience" is not enough anymore.
    Learn more about this and other great sessions at the IARP Annual Conference

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