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How the SSA Determines Your Residual Functional Capacity

  • Published: March 24, 2013

In order for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine whether you are able to work, it needs to first determine what you are still able to do given the limitations of your disability. This is known as your residual functional capacity, or RFC. Your Ocala, Florida Social Security appeal attorney can provide you with more information about RFC and how it will affect your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.

How the SSA Determines Your Residual Functional Capacity

What Is an RFC Evaluation?

RFC is an evaluation of your remaining ability to perform tasks at work, considering all of the limitations of your physical or mental impairment. The simplest way to think about this is: how much you can do, and for how long, now that you are disabled.

Your Ocala, Florida Social Security appeal attorney will help you provide the necessary information neededto the disability examiner during the RFC assessment.

Using an RFC Form as an Evaluation

When making a decision on a claimant’s case, the SSA disability examiner will use an RFC form to complete his or her write-up of the claimant’s residual functional capacity. The assessment should be based on all of the relevant evidence in your case record, including:

– Medical history and records
– The effect of any treatments received
– Reports of daily activities
– Evidence provided by lay witnesses
– Medical source statements from treating physicians
– Work evaluations
– Evidence provided from attempts to work while disabled

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For more information about how your RFC affects your disability eligibility, call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at (352) 304-5300 to schedule a complimentary consultation with anOcala, Florida Social Security appeal attorney.

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