Are RFC forms completed by my medical provider necessary for my case?

RFC refers to Residual Functional Capacity, which is an evaluation of your ability to consistently complete fundamental physical and mental tasks needed in the workplace. The form will take into account relevant issues, such as the impact your disability has on your ability to stand for long periods, sit, walk, retain training, or interact with people.

Obviously, the RFC form is crucial in the evaluation of your disability claim. In fact, it’s so important that if you don’t submit one, a consulting medical professional at Disability Determination Services will write one up for you on your behalf. DDS will work from your medical records, not an in-person examination.

Also, while the Disability Determination Services examiners and judges deciding your claim have a great deal of experience with medical records, they aren’t doctors, and can’t be expected to interpret medical records as reliably as a doctor would.

The compassionate and knowledgeable Omaha Social Security disability lawyers at Cuddigan Law understand how frustrating it is to receive a claim denial from the SSA. They can work with you to see if your treating medical provider will complete a RFC form to support your disability claim. If you need help, call us at 402-933-5405 today.

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Sean D. Cuddigan
SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska