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 defers to the ALJ’s findings of fact that incorporate credibility determinations, but otherwise reviews an ALJ decision de novo. The Board may draw different or even opposite inferences from the factual record than did the ALJ and may reverse the conclusion of law legal determinations of the ALJ.