How Social Security determines if someone is disabled

When California workers are disabled and can no longer work, they may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. To qualify, someone must have enough work credits, which are earned during the years he or she worked. But the other important qualification is that the Social Security Administration must decide that the worker's disability makes him or her unable to work. The formula for determining disability is somewhat complex and involves the worker's residual functional capacity, or remaining ability to work after becoming disabled. A worker's RFC is rated and considers both physical RFC and mental RFC. The physical RFC rating reflects the worker's ability to perform tasks that involve physical exertion. The mental RFC could reflect deficiencies the worker has with memory or concentration, or it could be affected by emotional issues such as an inability to get along with other workers. If the RFC rating means that the worker is no longer…

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