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
Board generally grants deference to ALJ's determinations on credibility issues, as the ALJ has the opportunity to observe the demeanor of the witnesses, whereas the Board can consider only the cold transcripts.