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Light Work and Social Security Disability

     Social Security Disability and SSI claims are decided upon what a person can still do - the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). Recently, I looked at the Social Security Administration's definition of a sedentary RFC.  This week, I will look at how the SSA's definition of light work.  The SSA defines light work as:

Social Security Disability or SSI for Cerebral Palsy

     Individuals may qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits on the basis of cerebral palsy. The Social Security Administration recognizes the devastating and debilitating effects of cerebral palsy. If the cerebral palsy is severe enough and well documented, the Social Security Administration may approve a claim without even considering one's ability to perform past work or other work in the economy. The requirements are set out in section 11 of the Listings. To qualify for benefits under Listing 11.07, one must show:

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