How is RFC determined; is this where a physician can be of any aid?
Yes. A claimant’s RFC is based in great part on what a treating physician may say or write about what a claimant can or cannot do. How long can he or she sit, stand or walk without having to move to avoid pain, how much a claimant can lift, especially in a competitive work environment, how often will the claimant’s condition interfere with his attendance at work or interfere with his or her working a normal work day or week without symptomatic interruption or the need for medical treatment. The important information sought is set out below in our RFC section.