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Physical Residual Functional Capacity Forms

When an applicant submits an application for Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will then gather all medical documentation which will be evaluated by a disability examiner. Having the proper documentation is extremely important toward whether or not someone will be approved. One of the documents the SSA takes into serious consideration is known as a residual functional capacity form (RFC).

If you are filing a claim with the SSA for a physical impairment, you will want your treating doctor to fill out a physical RFC before you submit the application. This form describes what you are capable of doing despite your condition. The SSA is also required to give more weight toward your treating doctor's opinion over a disability examiner. These factors significantly improve your chances for approval.