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Proving Limitations in a Social Security Disability Claim

     In Social Security Disability and SSI claims, the main focus almost always is proving the Claimant's residual functional capacity (RFC) is such that he or she qualifies for disability under the Social Security Administration's regulations.  Last week, I discussed showing limitations through lay testimony and this week the focus will be on proving a claimant's RFC through medical or other evidence. 

Social Security Disability or SSI and "Medium" Level Work

     Social Security Disability and SSI claims are decided upon what a person can still do - the Residual Functional Capacity - and whether that person can do his/her past relevant work - that work performed over the last 15 years. Recently, I looked at the Social Security Administration's definitions of sedentary and light. This week, I will look at how the SSA defines medium work. The SSA uses the same definition as the Dictionary of Occupational Titles when defining exertional levels of work. The SSA defines medium work as:

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:

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