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Earning Capacity Assessment Form–2nd Edition

Michael Shahnasarian, PhD

Estimates future loss of earning capacity following an injury or accident
Paper and pencil, E-Manual
Age range:
Birth to 99 years
5–10 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

The ECAF-2 aids vocational rehabilitation evaluations by providing a method to guide the process of evaluating a claim of loss of earning capacity.

Features and benefits

  • Facilitates expert witnesses' ability to quash Daubert challenges. Favorably peer-reviewed in authoritative forums.
  • Promotes objectivity, standardization, and systematic consideration of factors pertinent to evaluation of loss of earning capacity claims.
  • Can be used in forensic cases in which there are allegations of acquired disabling problems or related claims of loss of earning capacity. It can be particularly useful when loss of earning capacity is evident but difficult to quantify, such as with individuals injured at birth or early in their careers, those who have not realized their full earning capacity, those who may experience degenerative problems and/or other vocational handicaps, and those who lack a demonstrated earnings record.