Why Your Residual Functional Capacity Form Completed By Your Physician is The Key To Getting Your Benefits
The Social Security Administration does not award benefits based on a disability diagnosis.
Rather, the Social Security Administration will determine:
- whether you can return to the lightest job you’ve held in the 15 years before you became disabled, and
- whether there is other work you can do in view of your age, education, transferable skills, and residual functional capacity.
The Social Security Administration will never tell you about Residual Functional Capacity forms! At Cavey Law, we determine the right Residual Functional Capacity form or forms to be given to your doctor. These forms give your doctor the opportunity to describe your ability to:
- carry, and
The form also addresses functional issues such as:
- difficulty with the use of hands,
- need to alternate sitting and standing,
- problems with pace,
- problems with concentration,
- problems with good days and bad days,
- problems with the inability to maintain competitive employment without missing days at work.
This form gives your physician an opportunity to explain your symptoms and functionality which will corroborate their diagnosis and the physical findings on examination.
The Social Security Administration and an Administrative Law Judge will use these forms to determine your residual functional capacity and determine your eligibility for benefits at Steps 4 and 5 of the 5 Step Sequential Evaluation.
Consulting With An Experienced Social Security Disability Attorney
It’s crucial that you work closely with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney such as Nancy Cavey to develop a strategy for winning your case. Attorney Cavey analyzes your medical records, work history and develops a winning theory of the case which includes working closely with your doctors and securing Residual Functional Capacity forms. Contact Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey for a complimentary consultation. Call today at 727-894-3188.