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 grants great deference to the credibility determinations made by its ALJs. By virtue of having witnessed the live testimony the ALJ is in a better position to accurately make such determinations that the Board itself. Where there is no evidence in the record which supports overturning such credibility determinations, the Board will defer to the ALJ's findings; p. 6.