If the medical condition for which you are applying for disability benefits in Sarpy County doesn’t meet the SSA’s standard for impairment, it will be important for your lawyer to obtain a Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) evaluation from the appropriate doctor.
If you are claiming a physical impairment, your lawyer should obtain a physical RFC evaluation that describe issues that will affect your physical performance in the workplace, such as:
- How far you can walk.
- How much weight you can safely lift.
- How much weight you can safely carry.
- How frequently you can safely lift and carry.
- How long you can stand without needing to rest.
- How long you are able to sit without needing to rest.
- Your ability to bend, stoop, reach overhead, or kneel.
- Any problems with your vision or hearing.
If you are claiming a mental illness, your mental RFC evaluation should describe issues that will affect your mental performance in the workplace, such as:
- Your ability to comprehend, retain, and follow instructions.
- Your ability to concentrate.
- How long it takes you to complete typical workplace tasks.
- Any problems with your short or long-term memory.
- Your capacity for social interaction with coworkers and the general public.
- How you respond to authority figures and criticism.
- Your ability to dress appropriately and maintain proper hygiene.
If you’ve decided to file for Social Security disability, don’t wait—get a free evaluation from an experienced Sarpy County disability attorney before you file. Call our offices at 402-933-5405 today. Also, be sure to order our free report, Give Yourself the Best Chance of Winning Your Social Security Disability Case.