To assist with this, the Social Security Administration established the
Medical-Vocational Guidelines (aka "the grid). These guidelines assist
SSA decision makers whether a claimant is capable of performing other
work that exists. Several factors are the claimant's remaining working
capacity (residual functional capacity), age, education, work experience.
The Medical-Vocational Guidelines contain three charts--if a claimant
matches one of the "rules" on the grid, then that will direct
the outcome of the case. If there is not a direct match, then the grids
may be used as a framework.
Many cases are won and lost in this area. The future of your Social Security
Disability Benefits ride on whether you are adequately able to prove that
you are unable to do other work that exists in significant numbers in
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