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 […]

Comorbidity Bi-Polar Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder

Bi-Polar Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder

Neuropsychopharmacology, 2011, Volume 36 .  Wuerzburg, Germany.

Both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder have been found to possibly be located in the same genetic region known as the 4p16 region.  I a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, a total of 513 in-and outpatients affected with adult ADHD were studied.  There were 536 controls and 170 nuclear families with 249 children affected with ADHD.

The study found that co-morbidity between bi-polar […]

MS and Social Security Disability

MS and Social Security Disability

The test imposed by the Social Security Administration for disability benefits is that the applicant cannot engage in “substantial gainful activity”.  Multiple Sclerosis disability benefits have a specific listing.

Listing 11.09A for Multiple Sclerosis.

In order to qualify pursuant to Listing 11.09A for Multiple Sclerosis two of the claimants extremities must be impaired. Coordination and walking ability will be evaluated.

In order to qualify for benefits under listing 11.09C, the patient must be able […]

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 […]

Disabling Mental Illness Qualifies for SSD

Mental illness can be disabling in the same fashion as a physical illness.

A serious mental illness is a disability and includes:

Schizophrenia
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Manic depression, disabling brain disorder (mental illness)

What are Social Security Disability Benefits?

The benefits include cash payment that averages $900 per month. In most states, Social Security Disability Insurance comes with Medicare and Supplemental Security Income with Medicaid, although some states have different names or slightly different programs. Often 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 […]