Dictionary of Occupational Tiles
In Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits cases and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits cases, where a claim is initially denied, the claimant will have to appeal if he or she is to eventually obtain disability benefits. This will eventually lead to a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) in many cases, and a book known as the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) will likely play an important role in that hearing.
The Dictionary of Occupational Titles is a book (now several volumes) published by the United States Department of Labor (DOL). DOL published this book in various editions from 1938 to 1999, originally intended for statistical purposes and for use in workforce development and other agency projects. It was declared obsolete before the year 2000 and is no longer updated. Continue reading →