Residual Functional Capacity

Once it has been determined that a claimant is not at SGA, does not meet a listing, and has a severe impairment, SSA must determine the claimant’s residual functional capacity before proceeding to step four in the sequential evaluation process.  A claimant’s residual functional capacity (“RFC”) is an “assessment of [her] remaining capacity for work once her limitations have been taken into account.” Howard vs. Commissioner of Social Security, 276 F.3d. 235, 239 (6th Cir. 2002).  In determining a claimant’s RFC, the Commissioner must evaluate all mental and physical limitations, and consider all of the claimant’s impairments, even if they are not severe.  20 CFR 404.1520(e), 404.1545, 416.920(e), and 416.945; SSR 96-8p.

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