Residual Functional Capacity
An important part of the process of obtaining Social Security disability benefits involves determining your residual functional capacity. Simply put, determining residual functional capacity consists of an assessment of what work-related tasks a person is able to complete even though they have one or more impairments. These are activities such as sitting for periods of time, standing, walking, lifting items, carrying items, and pushing or pulling things. The assessment can also include mental activities, such as understanding and memory, the ability to interact socially, the ability to concentrate, and the ability to adapt. A form is filled out by a doctor that indicates the individual’s ability to perform work activities. This form is reviewed by Social Security Administration officials to determine your award of Social Security disability benefits.
If you have a disability and you cannot work the way you once did, an attorney from Lawrence & Associates will review your case to determine how to help you complete the residual functional capacity form in a way that maximizes your ability to receive disability benefits.
The dedicated attorneys at Lawrence & Associates have represented a large number of people in the Greater Cincinnati area. Over the years, our firm has obtained positive Social Security disability results for countless individuals.
Do I Need a Cincinnati Social Security Disability Lawyer?
You may be wondering how you will obtain disability benefits and how you will pay an attorney to help you receive them, especially if your disability has you strapped for cash. You may also be wondering if you need a lawyer who specializes in obtaining Social Security disability benefits and completing the residual functional capacity form requirements.
We can help you with the answers to your questions with a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. The key point is that a Social Security disability attorney does not need to be paid up front for their services. In Social Security disability cases, federal law requires all attorneys’ fees be set at 25 percent of the total of the back pay Social Security award. This amount is capped at $6,000 and would include work on the residual functional capacity form that your attorney would complete as part of the case.
Why Choose Lawrence & Associates to Handle My Case?
The attorneys at Lawrence & Associates have handled numerous cases involving Social Security disability benefits. If you are looking for a lawyer in the Greater Cincinnati area, we stand out based on our experience and record of excellent service to our clients.
We are known to be accessible and easy to reach. Clients appreciate that we take the time to explain the process and keep them informed about the details of their cases. It is no different when it comes to completing the residual functional capacity form to obtain Social Security disability benefits. Just as we’ve done for our previous clients, we will follow our tradition of pursuing a successful outcome on your behalf.
Types of Cases We Handle
You may be wondering whether we can handle your case and the residual functional capacity portion of it. We want to assure you that Social Security disability cases have many different varieties, including mental and physical impairments, and we are prepared to handle the details of your case. Here are some of the cases we have successfully represented:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Meniere’s disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Tertiary syphilis
- Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Speech delay
- Mosaic Down syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Kienbock’s disease
- Complex regional pain syndrome
In addition to the above, we’ve handled many unique situations for our Social Security disability clients with issues of residual functional capacity.
Frequently Asked Questions About Residual Functional Capacity
Do you have questions about residual functional capacity? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Our attorneys are here to help answer any specific questions you may have. Call us at (513) 351-5997 to schedule a consultation, or read more below for some general information:
Social Security Disability Benefits Statistics
The rates at which Social Security disability benefits applications are denied is startlingly high. Initial applications are denied about 65 percent of the time. In Ohio and Kentucky, if your case makes it to a hearing before an administrative law judge, you will have about a 45 to 47 percent chance of approval of your claim. Whatever the scenario, it is best to have a seasoned Cincinnati Social Security disability benefits attorney on your side. At Lawrence & Associates, we can help you through the process and keep you informed every step of the way, whether through an initial application, a request for reconsideration after a denial, or a hearing in front of an administrative law judge.
Contact Lawrence & Associates Today
If you are interested in seeking Social Security disability benefits, please contact Lawrence & Associates at (513) 351-5997 or reach out to us online to schedule a free case evaluation. Let us help you through the process of the residual functional capacity assessment so that you have the best chance of receiving Social Security disability benefits.