Step Two: Severe Impairment

As explained in an earlier post, at step two of the sequential evaluation process, the ALJ must determine if the claimant suffers from a severe impairment.  There are many explanation of a severe impairment, but the most succinct I’ve found is from the 6th Circuit:  An impairment can be considered non-severe only if it constitutes a “slight abnormality which has such a minimal effect on the individual that it would not be expected to interfere with an individual’s ability to work . . . .” Farris v. Sec. of Health and Human Servs., 773 F.2d 85, 89-90 (6th Cir. 1985).

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