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depressed1979

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Mental RFC Form
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:01:15 PM »
If my psychologist checks all the boxes that says I would be "Markedly Limited" is that good or bad?
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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 08:03:25 PM »
It would help your case , yes.
I speak from experience not expertise.

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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 08:14:54 PM »
I have seen this psychologist in the past but it was couple years ago But I just started seeing him again & he will back me up for SSA & fill the Mental RFC form. Is any of this even going to help since I just started seeing him again? I have been in therapy in the past as well at another psychology place but that was couple years ago too. What are the chances I still have to see a CE doctor even if I have a Mental RFC form filled out by a psch doctor & I'm seeing him again or even get DENIED my 1st time around. I have current records with my illness's but those are through my family doctor. He backs me up too but I already heard he doesn't carry any weight on my side because he's not a psch doctor.
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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 09:19:06 AM »
It would definitely be better if you had a history with the psych doctor.  The first question will be, how did you go years without seeing one?  Is your condition that bad if you could go without treatment.  This is where your family doctor comes in since you have seen him continually. 
I speak from experience not expertise.

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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 10:46:10 AM »
I went years because I honestly don't like psch doctors. I dont know why, I just dont :( I feel more comfortable going to my family doctor. So I have seen my family doctor every 3 months but I know the downfall is, he doesn't hold any wait on my side :( Plus I have agoraphobia so it makes it extremely hard to go anywhere especially a doctors office to talk about it..
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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 10:47:34 AM »
And I have never went without treatment, I just got treatment from my family doctor. He has tried me on several medicines but again I hear he holds no weight on my end.
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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 12:27:37 PM »
Dont stress youself out too much over this Sherry, I would think if your family doctor has a good charted history of your illness and and a good track record of your meds and that despite all the treatment you are not better that should  hold some weight.
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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 07:47:48 PM »
Yes and no. I wish I had my color coded chart in front of me to help explain this a little better. But on the MRFC I know that there are sections that cover "unskilled" and others that cover "skilled." Skilled is the sections like following a complex set of questions and directions. Now if you get a marked in these areas then it will only rule out skilled work ( work that takes 6 months or more to learn how to do). SSA will send you back to unskilled work. How it works is that you can't send someone who is only capable of unskilled work back to skilled work. So if the MRFC limits you to only unskilled work then you will probably be a denial. If it is a "less than unskilled" MRFC then most likely you are looking at an allowance.

And each allowance is different, each being assigned a different diary date. Some cases will not be revisited for 7 years, others 3 years, and others 1 year. Just depends on your MDI.

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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 08:36:26 PM »
My psch doctor that filled the MRFC form out checked all the boxes that stated I'm "Markedly Limited" No sections actually said unskilled or skilled. Not sure what Markedly limited means but I think it's a good sign..
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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 08:42:31 PM »
Markedly limited basically means there is a strong, notable problem in that specific area. The actual DDS/SSA definition is "more than moderate, but less than severe", which is as vague as it sounds.
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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 08:52:09 PM »
hmm ok so I he would fill it out for me again which he probably wouldnt but if he does, Markedly limited is Not going to help me get approved? I thought he agreed with how I am everyday in those areas & he checked markedly limited so I thought that was a good thing? So whats the best way for the doctor to have checked then?

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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 08:53:36 PM »
the form is hard to understand when looking at it anyway, I have no clue what these limited boxes mean... Which one of the Limited boxes means your severe?
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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 10:43:40 PM »
Markedly limited is the most severe..I am pretty certain.
I speak from experience not expertise.

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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 10:51:17 PM »
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Re: Mental RFC Form
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 10:55:21 PM »
If my psychologist checks all the boxes that says I would be "Markedly Limited" is that good or bad?

Probably bad.  Marked limitations are the most severe but if all boxes are checked that way, the SSA adjudicator will probably think the psychologist has no idea what SSA means by Marked and give very little credibility to his/her assessment.

 

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