When comparing the RFC with the physical and mental demands of the claimant’s PRW,
we must consider two questions:
Does the claimant retain the capacity to perform any PRW as he or she actually performed
Does the claimant retain the capacity to perform any PRW as generally performed in
the national economy?
If the answer to either question is yes, the claimant is not disabled.
If the answer to both questions is no, the sequential evaluation continues.
For a detailed explanation of how we consider whether a claimant has the residual
functional capacity to do PRW, see Capacity to Do Past Relevant Work in subchapter
NOTE: Consider the Special Medical Vocational Profiles after evaluating step four and before evaluating step five. If one of the special medical-vocational profiles applies,
the claimant is disabled and the sequential evaluation ends. For a detailed explanation
of this policy, see Special Medical-Vocational Profiles in section DI 25010.001.