The ABC Formula for Having Your Doctor Fill Out a Residual Functional Capacity Form
If your physician has told you that you are unable to work as a result of a disabling medical condition, you should immediately file for Social Security Disability benefits. But, a letter from your doctor simply stating that you are disabled and no longer able to work is not going to cut it. A residual function capacity form can make or break your disability case.
What’s the secret behind a residual functional capacity form? This form answers the question about your ability to engage in normal activities despite medical or physical conditions. Some common questions about how long you can sit, stand, walk or lift; whether you have good days or bad days; can you be expected to miss time from work?
One of the secrets is that well put together RFC form can be a key piece of evidence in your Social Security Disability case.
It’s crucial that you have your physician complete the right RFC form and to complete it in a way that paints a picture for the Administrative Law Judge about your functionality.
Under the Social Security Law, ALJ’s are required to give significant weight to the opinions of treating physicians, particularly if the doctor’s opinion is documented and consistent with your medical evidence.
An opinion from your treating physician can mean the difference between a favorable and unfavorable decision.
Social Security Disability benefits may be available to you, but, unfortunately, the Social Security Administration doesn’t make it easy for the disabled to get the benefits that they deserve, they will never tell you about residual functional capacity forms and how they can make or break your Social Security Disability claim. If you medical condition makes it impossible for you to work, and you have been denied your Social Security Disability benefits, Sharon Barrett can help you cut through the red tape and have your doctor fill out the right residual functional capacity form for your Social Security Disability claim. Call today at 727.894.3188.