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Your Florida Disability Lawyer Explains Residual Functional Capacity Questions

  • Published: December 24, 2013

Your residual functional capacity (RFC) is the level of work you are still able to do despite your impairment. It is used by SSA to help determine whether or not you are disabled. Below, your Florida disability lawyer has detailed some common information the judge will want to know in order to determine your RFC.

Your Florida Disability Lawyer on Traveling Testimony

The judge will be interested to know about your ability to get from one place to another. Thus, he will likely ask you questions about how you were able to come to the hearing and if you require the assistance of another person when you leave the home. Your Florida disability lawyer will advise you to be prepared to explain the differences between your driving ability now and before you impairment. You will likely be asked if you have any difficulties that could affect your ability to drive safely, such as range of head movement and your vision. You should come ready to inform the judge of any medications you are taking and how each affects your driving ability. Your Florida disability attorney will also go over with you possible questions about using public transportation, such as if you have any physical or emotional issues doing so.

Your Florida Disability Lawyer on Testimony About Good and Bad Days

The judge will ask you for the number of good days and bad days you have in a typical month. You should be able to classify your days based on your experience with varying physical capability. Your Florida disability attorney will want you to be able to describe the days you have to the judge in detail so that he understands how your limitations affect your daily life.

Hearing Preparation With Your Florida Disability Attorney

Honest and clear testimony gives the judge the information he needs in order to make an assessment of your RFC and, as a result, a decision on your disability benefits eligibility. A Florida disability lawyer from CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC can help you to prepare. Call 352-304-5300 today.

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