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
The Board generally gives deference to ALJ's factual findings that are based on credibility determinations; p. 9. By virtue of having witnessed the live testimony, an ALJ is in a better position than the Board itself to accurately make credibility determinations because the Board only reviews the written transcript of the hearing; p. 10.