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Residual Functional Capacity

Have you ever noticed how some things in life and law have their own language? Take Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits, for example. What is an “RFC” anyway? And how does the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) decide if you have one? Let’s take a look. Residual Functional Capacity. When it comes to qualifying for […]

By Kelsey Young, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. In a Social Security disability claim, the burden of proof is on the claimant for the first four steps of the sequential evaluation process.  The steps include: 1. Is the individual engaging in substantial gainful activity?  (“SGA” is generally defined as working full-time, 40 hours a week, […]

Residual Functional Capacity and Social Security Disability By Kathleen Overton, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. The first thing I explain to my clients as a Social Security disability attorney in Liberty, MO, is that in order to be found disabled, a claimant must be able to show that he is unable to perform any work […]