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Testifying About Your Lifting, Carrying, and Postural Limitations at an Administrative Hearing

  • Published: November 8, 2011

The Social Security disability hearing is an opportunity for you to appear before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) with your Ocala disability lawyer, to prove that you are eligible to receive disability benefits. During the disability hearing, the ALJ may ask you questions regarding your Residual Functional Capacity, or RFC. The Social Security Administration or SSA, uses RFC to determine the type of work you are able to engage in given your medical condition. For this reason, during an Administrative Hearing, it may be necessary to determine how much weight you are able to lift and carry, and if you have any postural or manipulative limitations.

For example, the ALJ may ask you to explain whether you can lift and carry objects as part of an 8-hour workday. In addition, you may be asked to answer questions about the amount of weight you feel comfortable carrying. Postural limitations include whether you have any problems bending, twisting, or crouching. Your Ocala disability lawyer may point out any postural limitations you have to the ALJ, and may ask you to explain how the limitations affected any past work you performed. In addition, an ALJ may ask you questions about any manipulative limitations you experience, including whether you primarily use your right or left hand, and if you have any problems handling objects or working with hand tools. If you have a history of dropping objects, your Ocala disability lawyer should bring this to the attention of the ALJ.

If you have these types of limitations or suffer from any other physical or mental impairments that make working difficult, you may be eligible for disability benefits. Contact knowledgeable Ocala disability lawyer CJ Henry today for a free initial evaluation of your disability claim.

Claudeth Henry

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