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The Residual Functional Capacity Form

While it would be nice if a letter from your healthcare provider regarding your inability to work were the only proof you needed to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, a residual functional capacity form from him or her can go a long way in supporting your claim.

The residual functional capacity (RFC) form focuses on your physical or mental condition and how it affects your day-to-day activities. For example, it asks how long you can perform basic functions such as sitting, standing and lifting. It also covers whether your symptoms are sporadic or frequent and a variety of other questions.

It can be a crucial piece of evidence in your Social Security Disability case that shows how your condition affects your ability to work. Administrative law judges are required by law to give doctors’ opinions significant merit in a Social Security Disability case. So if this form complements the claims you’ve made and tangible medical evidence, it can mean the difference between your case being approved or rejected.

Along with a residual functional capacity form and thorough medical documentation, retaining a Social Security Disability Attorney can give your case its best chance for success. With their extensive experience through all the ins and outs of the process, the team of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, can ensure every base is covered and no stone goes unturned.

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