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Assessment of Work-Related Functional Abilities Is Important in Disability Determination

A Residual Functional Capacity Report (RFC) from your medical or mental health provider, is key evidence in a Social Security Hearing. The Burden of Proof is on the claimant to show that he or she cannot function on a full time basis, 8 hours per day, 5 days per week without experiencing disability symptoms. Therefore, any medical records or opinions addressing your ability to function on the job is necessary.

If you want to read more about how Social Security views work related functional abilities, read more here: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=25376