What is the SSA’s Adult Function Report?

What is the SSA’s Adult Function Report?

If you are navigating the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you may come across a document called the Adult Function Report. Understanding this form and how to accurately complete it can impact the outcome of your claim.

Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal program that provides financial assistance to individuals who cannot work due to a qualifying disability. To be eligible, you must meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disability and have sufficient work credits from jobs where you paid into Social Security. Providing comprehensive medical evidence is essential to support your disability claim.

What is the Adult Function Report?

The Adult Function Report, also known as Form SSA-3373-BK, is a detailed questionnaire that helps the SSA evaluate how your condition affects your daily life and ability to perform routine activities. The information you provide in this report is critical for determining your eligibility for SSDI benefits.

The SSA uses the Adult Function Report to gain a thorough understanding of the limitations caused by your medical condition. This form captures details about your physical, mental, and emotional capabilities, and how these impact your ability to work and manage daily activities.

Completing the Adult Function Report

When filling out the Adult Function Report, you will need to be honest and detailed. Here are some key sections and tips to consider.

Daily Activities: Describe your typical day, including activities such as personal care, cooking, cleaning, and hobbies. Highlight any difficulties or modifications you need to make due to your disability.

Social Interactions: Explain how your condition affects your ability to interact with others, including family, friends, and the public. Note any challenges you face in social settings.

Physical Limitations: Provide specific details about physical tasks that are difficult or impossible for you, such as lifting, walking, sitting, or standing. Mention any assistive devices you use, like canes or braces.

Mental and Emotional Impact: Describe any cognitive or emotional difficulties you experience, such as memory problems, concentration issues, or mood disorders. Explain how these symptoms impact your daily life and ability to work.

You should be specific and avoid vague statements. Make sure to provide examples to illustrate your limitations and ensure that the information you provide in the report is consistent with your medical records and other documentation.

Work With an Attorney on Your Adult Function Report

Completing the Adult Function Report, accurately and comprehensively, can be more difficult than you might think. An experienced SSDI attorney can help you with this important task, ensuring that your responses effectively convey the extent of your disability.

Are you ready to strengthen your SSDI claim with a well-prepared Adult Function Report? Please contact us today for a free consultation and let Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, assist you in securing the benefits you deserve.

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