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Unread 02-17-2011, 11:57 PM   #11
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They are basically looking to see if you can substain substantial activity. I took one of my clients to an exam. The nurse dropped something, my client went to pick it up, I put my hand on his leg to hold him back. Only do something until it hurts, and say it hurts. Just do what you can and no more.
And there is a good chance that the nurse noted this if she witnessed it. Just sayin' . . . .
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Thanks to all for your responses. I am not one for "putting on a show" if you will, I just want to make sure that all my symptoms and pain levels are present at the test. A truley accurate measure of when things are there "worst" I guess is what I am after. Obviously if I lay around in a lazy boy for a week prior I wont be "symptomatic". However if I maintain a high level of activity prior I will have all the pain and discomforts for the test.
It's a good idea to just do your regular daily activities, until the test. A lot of things come into play. They will make you bend and try to touch your toes, they watch how you get back up. They test your strength in your arms, fingers and hands, how your balance is. They watch how you walk. They listen to how you talk, are you making sense. Remember from the time you walk in, you are being tested.
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And there is a good chance that the nurse noted this if she witnessed it. Just sayin' . . . .
He won his case so I don't think it was a big deal.
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He won his case so I don't think it was a big deal.
It could have been a big deal though. I think it's best to just act naturally.

I know in my case, laying low at home for a few days prior to my evals is necessary for me to be able to physically shower and get dressed the day of an eval. It's important to tell them that......and to tell them the effects of the exertion of the exam may result in you being bedbound for days afterwards. The evaluator can't 'see' that, but it can be documented as your verbal response.
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Unread 02-19-2011, 04:44 AM   #15
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[I don't know what an FCR test is but there is a form called functional report. It's a crtical form to submit to the SSA.
In sticky notes there is an article about completing the functin report.
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My exam is a mental exam. If I understand correctly there will be twenty questions requiring fifty answers and I have 30 minutes to finish. I can't think of anything since my accident that I can do in thirty minutes, let alone describe my daily life in 30 minutes. Any insight anyone can offer me. I'm going to a different city, to a building even the Social security office in that town wasn't sure where it was. I believe the test is called Adult Function test.

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I took this exam. It was given by a psycologist/marriage counsler/minister. I also went to a place other than his office ( which was 25 miles away). He was very unprofessional and acted like he was in a hurry. I didn't get a favorable diagnosis from him. SSA has a hard time getting qualified Drs. because they don't pay them much. I included my complaint about him in my reconsideration appeal. I'll let you know how that works out.
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FCE test was recommened for my wife who has RSD. I fought tooth and nail to rid her of this test that gauges injuries not neurologocal conditions. It was very hard and I proved my case about this test. Even those who were to impose the test did not like the idea of testing her with severe RSD. It was recinded. She did receive full disability last Nov.
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I took this exam. It was given by a psycologist/marriage counsler/minister. I also went to a place other than his office ( which was 25 miles away). He was very unprofessional and acted like he was in a hurry. I didn't get a favorable diagnosis from him. SSA has a hard time getting qualified Drs. because they don't pay them much. I included my complaint about him in my reconsideration appeal. I'll let you know how that works out.
some minister!
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well. Had my testing done and got results today. They put my work as light duty. all aspects of the testing results cam in at an "occasionaly" rating at under 15lbs. So, we will see where it goes.

I just think these test really dont show much, No matter how much pain you are in you can still "physically move" They have now way to monitor pain levels to tell the real story, I wish they did!

But for my SSI case I think it will still show in my favour, last time at trial it was made very clear that any "job" would have to provide my Highest average wage. Which came right around 12.50/hour. And I dont know of any jobs that meet that pay and also satisfy the rectrictions from the FCE. Hope it goes well
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well. Had my testing done and got results today. They put my work as light duty. all aspects of the testing results cam in at an "occasionaly" rating at under 15lbs. So, we will see where it goes.

I just think these test really dont show much, No matter how much pain you are in you can still "physically move" They have now way to monitor pain levels to tell the real story, I wish they did!

But for my SSI case I think it will still show in my favour, last time at trial it was made very clear that any "job" would have to provide my Highest average wage. Which came right around 12.50/hour. And I dont know of any jobs that meet that pay and also satisfy the rectrictions from the FCE. Hope it goes well
15 lbs is a lot, when it comes to a disability. They may find you a candidate for the ticket to work program. I put a link that explains it.

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answ...work%20program
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