Definition of “Light” work

According to 20 CFR 404.1567, light work requires a “good deal of walking or standing.”  Most vocational experts and folks that handle disability claims will tell you that light work generally requires the ability to lift 10/20 pounds and stand/walk for about 6 hours per day.  Interestingly, the cited regulation does not specifically state that light work requires standing for 6 hours per day.  Although 20 CFR 404.1567 does not state that light work requires standing on a frequent basis, SSR 83-10 does:  “the full range of light work requires standing or walking, off and on, for a total of approximately 6 hours of an 8 hour workday.”


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