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A Florida Disability Attorney Addresses Physical Residual Functional Capacity

  • Published: September 26, 2013

Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) is one of the aspects of your Social Security disability case that will be addressed in your Social Security disability hearing. Your Florida disability attorney can help you prepare.

Sample Questions

When you are asked questions such as the following, your Florida disability attorney recommends that you base your estimated ability in an ordinary job setting—on an 8-hour, 5-day work week, over a 50-week year. You should also offer concrete examples of how your disability limits you.

Sitting

Your Florida disability attorney may ask whether sitting cause problems for you. For example:

  • Can you sit for extended periods?
  • How long are you usually sitting?
  • Can you sit at a desk comfortably without leaning on your elbows or squirming?
  • Can you sit in an office chair with or without arms?
  • Can you sit on a bench or stool with/without a back support?
  • In normal work attitude or with arms out and/or hands free to work with objects?
  • With your neck bent?

Does pain affect your ability to sit? If so, describe for your Florida disability attorney:

  • The type of pain
  • Any changes
  • Intensity
  • How pain radiates, how you control it

When you need to get up, describe for your Florida disability lawyer:

  • How long you sat
  • How long you can stand, walk, lie down
  • How soon you can sit back down

Do you need to put one leg up when sitting?

  • Right or left?
  • For how long and how high?

When you get up:

  • Can you rise without help?
  • Do you experience dizziness, stiffness, pain?
  • For how long?

If you are seated for too long, what happens? Your Florida disability lawyer will tell you this might involve:

  • Motoring as driver or passenger
  • At table eating or paying bills
  • Watching movies/television
  • Crafting
  • Boating

Your Florida disability attorney will also want you to explain whether difficulty with sitting caused you to restrict or sacrifice activities you enjoy.

Contact a Florida Disability Lawyer Today for More Information

To learn more about residual functional capacity and how it will affect your disability claim, contact a Florida disability attorney who can help. Call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC today at 352-304-5300 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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