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An Ocala Social Security Disability Law Firm Attorney Addresses Mental Disorders, RFC And The Disability Hearing

  • Published: April 24, 2014

In this short blog, an Ocala Social Security disability law firm attorney discusses what might be expected of you if your hearing testimony involves mental impairment.

Your Residual Functional Capacity

If you have applied for Social Security disability citing a mental impairment and your application was not accepted, it could be because your mental RFC was incorrectly assessed. Your Ocala Social Security disability attorney will demonstrate the degree to which your condition limits you by asking you a number of questions. The administrative law judge may also request information from you. The questions may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Implementing simple directions, performance on the job:

Are you able to:

  • Recall specific places and remember how things are done?
  • Comprehend, recall and follow directions?
  • Focus on your work throughout a normal day with standard breaks?
  • Observe a normal timetable?
  • Come to work on time without excessive absenteeism?
  • Go about your everyday tasks with minimal supervisory intervention?
  • Work with others without losing focus?
  • Perform on the job without disruption due to your condition?
  • Maintain an adequate work speed observing only the standard breaks?

2. Use effective thinking and reasoning skills:

Are you able to:

  • Decide on routine, uncomplicated matters when necessary?
  • Use normal safety procedures and avoid workplace dangers?

3. Working with others including peers and supervisory personnel:

Are you able to:

  • Approach others for help or information appropriately?
  • Take directions?
  • Accept constructive criticism without resentment?
  • Maintain good relationships with the people you work with and work alongside them without causing disruptions?

4. Flexibility:

Are you able to:

  • Accept changes readily and deal with them effectively?

For Help or More Information

If you would like to know more, contact your Ocala Social Security disability law firm by calling CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352.304.5300 today.

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