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General Issues

What if you don’t meet a SSA listing?

If you do not meet a listing and you have an impairment keeping you from working, you may still qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration will review your case and create a Residual Functional Capacity or RFC.  To do this, Social Security will determine the limitation you have based on your impairment, limitations may be mental or physical. Examples of some of the physical limitations are how long can you sit, stand, and walk.  For a mental health case Social Security will look consider how long you can pay attention, follow instructions and understand instructions.  There are many limitations considered by Social Security these are just a few examples.  Once SSA has made a decision on your limitations, next the work you did in the past 15 years to decide if you can do any of your past jobs given your limitations.  Social Security uses a 5 step process to decide if you are disabled under their rules.  We will look at the remains steps of the process in another blog.  As always, if you have questions feel free to call our office.

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