Unskilled Work and Your RFC in a Mental Disorder Claim

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Mental

Claimants whose chief complaint is a mental disorder will have a difficult time being approved for Social Security disability benefits in most cases if they are able to perform simple, unskilled tasks. If you have a mental disorder that keeps you from being able to work, NC disability lawyers may be able to help you gain compensation.

NC Disability Lawyers on RFCs

RFC refers to residual functional capacity, which is in essence the extent to which a claimant can still perform tasks associated with jobs he has held in the past. You may need to work with NC disability lawyers to put together a successful argument for the granting of benefits if you can perform certain unskilled labor tasks. You will most likely need also to have a physical impairment of some kind.

Your NC disability lawyers will discuss with you whether your impairment is substantial enough to meet the requirements outlined by the Social Security Administration. A mental disability may involve impairment in the following areas related to unskilled work:

• Being able to remember simple instructions and carry them out successfully.

  • The capacity to make judgments on the level of unskilled work. These are simply work-related decisions.
  • Ability to deal with changes that occur in the work setting that deviate from the routine. Individuals with marked mental disabilities often have difficulty coping with such changes.

Call Us If You Need Assistance With a Disability Claim

A mental impairment can be every bit as disabling as a physical one. However, the SSA does not always see it that way. If you have a mental impairment and are applying for benefits, it is probably in your best interests to work with NC disability lawyers who understand disability law and will fight for you. Call Bridgman Law Offices today at (704) 815-6055 for a free case evaluation.