Using an RFC When Applying for Benefits With Multiple Myeloma

The symptoms of multiple myeloma can make it very tough to keep working. If you have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and you can’t work you may be able to get Social Security disability benefits that can help you pay for basic living expenses. If you don’t meet the strict criteria set by the Social Security Administration to qualify for benefits you can try to qualify with an RFC instead.

What Is Residual Functional Capacity

Residual Functional Capacity, or RFC, is a term that means your ability to work with the medical condition that you have. If you don’t meet the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book listing for multiple myeloma you might still qualify for benefits with an RFC. You can download an RFC evaluation form and give it to your doctor to fill out.

How To Use the RFC When You Have Multiple Myeloma

When your doctor fills out the RFC they should write out in detail your symptoms of multiple myeloma and how they make it impossible for you to work. When you submit the RFC evaluation with your claim for disability the Social Security Administration will look a what your doctor wrote, your age, and your work history to see if it’s possible for you to do another job with the skills and the limitations that you have. If it’s not possible then you will be eligible for disability benefits. For example, if you have been working in a restaurant for the last ten years but the multiple myeloma that you have leaves you so exhausted all the time that you can’t work on your feet in a busy restaurant environment anymore you might qualify for disability benefits because your skills won’t transfer to another type of job.

What To Include With Your RFC For Multiple Myeloma

The RFC evaluation form isn’t the only documentation that you will need to submit with your claim for Social Security disability benefits. You will also need to submit medical documentation that proves you have multiple myeloma. You should include a doctor’s diagnosis, blood tests, urine tests, and another test you’ve taken that indicate your have multiple myeloma.

Get Help With Your RFC For Multiple Myeloma

When you file for an RFC exception in order to get disability benefits you need to convince the SSA that you can’t work because of your medical condition. An attorney that has years of experience working on Social Security cases can help you make your case. A Social Security disability attorney can guide you through the application process and advise you what documentation you need in order to get your claim approved.

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