Lee Ann Torrans: Residual Functional Capacity Forms

What is Residual Functional Capacity
RFC stands for “residual functional capacity.” In an RFC assessment a professional evaluates the claimant’s functional capacity and documents that to the best of their ability. The mental or physical disability is considered in the award decision in terms of the claimant’s ability to function in their employment.

As you read through the complexities and variations of the requirements for a mental RFC and the documentation required you may begin to understand […]

Form SSA-2506-BK: Psychiatric Review Technique Form (PRTF)

Form SSA-2506-BK: Psychiatric Review Technique Form (PRTF)

LINK HERE : Psychiatric Review Technique Form (PRTF)
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Form SSA_2506-BK – “Psychiatric Review Technique Form” is provided by the SSA and is used in the Disability Determination Services of the SSA.  This is a data driven form.  Look for the data in the form to support any conclusions drawn.

This form is recognized and understood by the […]

Child RFC Form Mental Issues for SSI and SSD: Autistic Disorder

Childhood Mental Disorders for SSI and SSD

Childhood SSI and SSD mental disorders as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA) are categorized just as adult SSI and SSD disorders are catagorized.  The listings can be found here:  http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/112.00-MentalDisorders-Childhood.htm
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112.10 Autistic Disorder and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Characterized by qualitative deficits in the development of reciprocal social interaction, in the development […]

SSI, SSD and RFC: Alphabet Soup with Significance

RFC and Medical Records for SSI and SSD
There are two disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  Medical coverage is provided by both for disabled persons.  SSI applicants must demonstrate little or no financial resources.  SSDI applicants must demonstrate a work history and have paid into Social Security.
The Social Security administration itemizes impairments for which benefits may be received.

The RFC

The Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) is used by the Social Security […]

No Charge for Social Security Disability Medical Records

No Charge for Social Security Disability Medical Records

Medical Records for Social Security Disability or Public Benefits
You cannot be charged for  copy of your medical record to support a claim for Social Security or other public benefits.

No provider may charge a copying fee when you request your medical record to support a claim for Social Security, Medicaid or other public benefit based on disability.
Paying for Medical Records not Associated with a Social Security Claim or Other […]

SSA Forms

The SSA provides excellent forms for many sources of information in a disability case.  The problem is that SSA Forms are difficult to find in the thousands and thousands of pages of SSA literature.

This is a good starting point to review those SSA Forms for information as it relates to your disability case.  Generally, but certainly NOT ALWAYS, delivering this information to the SSA in a format to which they are accustomed and which includes […]

How to Prepare a Mental RFC Form

What is Residual Functional Capacity

RFC stands for “residual functional capacity.” A professional evaluates the claimant’s functional capacity and documents that to the best of their ability. The mental or physical disability is considered in the award decision in terms of the claimant’s ability to function in their employment.

Winning an award based on a mental impairment alone is extremely difficult. Without a detailed RFC Form supported by extensive and documented treatment it is virtually impossible. The […]