What is Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) and How Does it Relate to My Disability Case?
Residual Functional Capacity – RFC – is the maximum ability a person has to do work activities on a sustained basis. Put another way, it is the most work a person can when you taken into consideration all of their mental and physical limitations. Usually, a disability insurance company determines what a person’s RFC is from the restrictions and limitations given them by their doctor(s). It is crucial to get specific limitations from a doctor, because they explain what a person can and cannot do.
A person can have restrictions or limitations in a wide variety of activities, such as:
The best way to get your doctor to quantify your limitations is either on a form tailored to your disability claim by a skilled disability attorney or through a recorded statement taken from your doctor by your attorney.
- Disability is About Loss of Function (tampabaydisabilityattorney.com)