Applicants who are unable to meet one of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) listings for inflammatory arthritis, may nonetheless qualify for disability benefits if the SSA determines that they are unable to perform work on a consistent basis.

The SSA will assess “residual functional capacity” (RFC), which represents the highest type (light, medium or heavy) of work that an applicant may perform. The RFC is used in conjunction with age, education level, and prior work experience, to arrive at a determination regarding disability.

An RFC typically includes a physician’s restrictions and functional limitations, such as the ability to stand or sit in one place for an extended period of time. If a limitation exists, an applicant may qualify for a sedentary RFC, which limit the types of jobs that may be performed by the applicant. Any necessity to change positions or take frequent rest breaks limits the types of jobs that an applicant may perform.

It’s typically easier for older, less educated, and less skilled workers to be approved for disability benefits under a medical-vocational allowance. Of course, all cases presented for approval must include proper medical documentation. The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants for disability benefits present all medical evidence from all medical sources in every disability case. We will assist in the collection and organization of medical evidence from all acceptable medical sources to establish the existence, duration, and severity of a disability.

An experienced disability attorney may provide all of the necessary assistance in ensuring that every possible avenue to eligibility is considered. A knowledgeable disability attorney may ensure that any applicant fully takes advantage of the rules intended to help individuals obtain eligibility for disability benefits. One of the best ways to make sure you understand all of the technical, legal requirements associated with applying for disability benefits is to retain the services of an experienced, knowledgeable and qualified Social Security Disability attorney like Mike Sullivan. Contact Sullivan Law Office today. We offer free consultations, so there is absolutely nothing to lose! We look forward to hearing from you. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis - Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Qualifying Through A Medical Vocational Allowance