CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES;PROCEDURES BEFORE THE BOARD – Weight Given to ALJ's Proposed Decision: Findings, Conclusions, Credibility Resolutions
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1107.02000 – Weight Given to ALJ’s Proposed Decision: Findings, Conclusions, Credibility Resolutions
Where a credibility determination plays a vital role in a case, although the Board is free to consider the entire record and draw its own conclusions, it will afford deference to the ALJ's findings of fact which incorporate credibility determinations where there is no basis in the transcript to overturn the determination.