The Grids and Less Than Sedentary | Pinellas Park Social Security Disability Lawyer

Less than sedentary sounds like a math formula! Is there such as thing a residual functional capacity for less then sedentary work?

Social Security regulation 83-12 and 96-9p provides for a “significant compromise” of the sedentary occupational base by showing that jobs that have less than sedentary physical requirements exist in “significant numbers” in the national economy.

The key is to show that you have what is called exertional and/or non-exertional impairments that chip away or erode the occupational base.

One of the best ways to establish your job is less than sedentary or even less than light is the need to alternate sitting and standing. Social Security regulation SSR 83-12 provides that your need to alternate sitting and standing more frequently than breaks or lunch will prevent you from doing the full range of sedentary – i.e. less than sedentary.

Most jobs require you to sit, stand, or to be in a fixed position for a period of time to do the job. If you have to alternate between sitting and standing or even walking you may not be able to do the full range of sedentary work.

Another factor that will reduce you to less than sedentary work is the limited use of both hands from a condition like arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome.

If you are under 50 years old, the inability to do the full range of of sedentary and light work is key to winning your Social Security Disability claim. For more information, and for more help with your claim, click here or call 727-894-3188.

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