M.S., CRC, CDMS
Vocational Economic Analyst
Vocational Economics, Inc. 20700 Ventura Boulevard Suite 220 Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Enrique N. Vega, M.S., CRC, CDMS is a vocational economic analyst with Vocational Economics, Inc. He provides expert testimony specific to earning capacity and worklife expectancy for persons with a disability. He is a board-certified rehabilitation counselor, certified disability management specialist,
a certified rehabilitation counselor by the U.S. Department of Labor, and a vocational expert under contract with the Social Security Administration.
Mr. Vega holds a master of science degree in Applied Economics/Financial Economics from Johns Hopkins University. In addition, Mr. Vega holds a master of science degree in counseling with an emphasis in rehabilitation counseling from California State University, Los Angeles, and an undergraduate degree from Yale University in Comparative Literature.
Enrique Vega has significant experience in terms of working with both physically impaired and psychiatrically impaired persons with a disability. Especially common are services he provides to individuals who sustained a traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and physical impairments severely restricting exertional capability. Mr. Vega has a thorough understanding of the way in which a worklife expectancy for persons with a disability is computed and the practical experience of applying a worklife expectancy value to a specific individual with a work disabling condition.
Mr. Vega is past president of the California chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) 2008 – 2010 and also served as board member in the disability management (DM) section of IARP. He has also served on the boards of the California Association of Rehabilitation and Re-employment Professionals (CARRP), and the Organization of Bilingual Rehabilitation Associates (OBRA).
Mr. Vega has written articles on issues related to employment of persons with disabilities on several issues of CARRP’s Keeping California Working newsletter. He is co-editor of the 2008 Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) Study Guide published by Elliot & Fitzpatrick. He is a presenter and lecturer on career, employment, and earnings issues related to persons with disabilities. He has an active practice developing vocational rehabilitation plans and doing job placement of persons with disabilities for the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP), the Social Security Administration’s Ticket-to-Work program, the California state worker’s compensation programs. He has testified at Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards and Superior Court in California and at District Court in Nevada.