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Medical Vocational Guidelines and Non-Exertional Limitations

  • Published: January 7, 2014

The Social Security Administration undergoes a complex process to determine if you qualify for disability benefits. An Ocala Social Security disability attorney can tell you that two items the SSA will consider are the medical vocation guidelines and your non-exertional limitations.

Medical Vocational Guidelines Explained by an Ocala Social Security Disability Lawyer

Disability evaluators will assess your residual functional capacity and compare your capacity to the Medical Vocational Guidelines. These guidelines are charts that determine whether you are disabled when considering your capacity, age, education and work experience.

Generally, an Ocala Social Security disability attorney can tell you that the younger and better educated you are, the more difficult it may be to receive benefits. The SSA may determine that you can more easily adapt to a new job despite the medical condition.

Non-Exertional Limitations Explained by an Ocala Social Security Disability Attorney

If you are not considered disabled under the Medical Vocational Guidelines, an Ocala Social Security disability attorney will explain that the SSA will evaluate whether you have non-exertional limitations that may be disabling. These limitations can include limitations relating to bending, balancing, use of hands, vision and other factors that may be related to workability.

In addition, if you have a mental disorder, the evaluators may assess the extent that your impairment affects your capacity to perform work activities like interacting with others and following order.

Contact an Ocala Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you have a question regarding how the SSA determines whether you have a qualifying disability, you should consult with an Ocala Social Security disability attorney. Talk to an attorney at CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC by calling 352-304-5300.

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