If you want to win Social Security disability benefits, in my opinion it is essential to get a Residual Functional Capacity statement.
It is the single most important step in a Social Security disability case.
These RFCs go by a lot of different names: Medical Source Statement, Medical Opinion, Narrative. However, Residual Functional Capacity simply means what you can still do despite your disabilities and impairments. Put another way, your RFC is what you can do considering your workplace limitations.
Since Social Security disability cases focus on your ability to work, your RFC is a critical part of your Social Security disability case.
So, how do I develop my workplace limitations and residual functional capacity?
While many lawyers use a custom form (my Colorado law firm uses special forms for our clients which we have fine tuned over the years) Social Security provides two general workplace limitations forms that anyone can use.