Part of the Social Security Administration’s eligibility determination process involves what is termed residual functional capacity. Despite how complex this sounds, your RFC is the maximum you can do while on the job, given your impairment. Whether you are initially applying for benefits or are appealing a denial, RFC is only one criterion used to determine whether you will receive SSD. A Florida disability attorney can help you, particularly if your claim has been denied.
The SSA will assess your medical records in determining whether you will be deemed eligible for benefits. In some cases you might have to submit to a consultative examination by a doctor who is employed by the SSA. Your Florida disability attorney will tell you that while it may seem as though this doctor is on your side, his job is really to ascertain that you are ineligible for benefits. This is not to say that you should become discouraged. Your attorney can help you, especially at the hearing level.
The consultative exam will consist largely of a series of questions. It is best for you to be honest and answer each to the best of your ability. Make sure when possible to provide examples of your limitations. The following are some of the questions you may be asked about your ability to sit.
These are just a sampling of the many questions you may be asked.
If you have been denied SSD, a Florida disability attorney may be able to help you gain benefits. Call CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC today at 352-304-5300.