Mental RFC or Mental Residual Functional Capacity refers to the current state of your mental faculties. SSA pays special attention to RFC in assessing claims, and at the hearing you will likely be asked to answer questions to determine your mental functional capacity.
Questions Concerning Mental RFC
Your Social Security disability attorney should prepare you for questioning before the hearing. If you have a psychiatric disability, here are some of the areas of questioning that you can expect:
- Ability to comprehend and follow instructions.
- Short and long term memory.
- Ability to comprehend, recall, and follow brief uncomplicated directions.
- Ability to retain focus steadily throughout the workday
- Ability to complete tasks routinely in a timely, regular fashion.
- Ability to report to work regularly and on time.
- Ability to keep a normal schedule independently.
- Ability to maintain concentration when working around or with others.
- Ability to work steadily taking only normally scheduled breaks.
- Ability to keep up the required pace of production.
- Ability to use good decision-making processes.
Employees need to get along with customers, co-workers and supervisors to be successful on the job. You can expect questions about these areas also: