Determine whether the information on the SSA-3368-BK is reliable and material to the
determination. Clarify any inconsistent information material to the determination. Do
not pursue additional development to make clarifications on inconsistencies that are
not material to the disability determination. For example, past relevant work (PRW)
information is not material if the expedited vocational procedures apply, see DI 25005.005.
If the job duties described in the SSA-3368-BK seem inconsistent with the claimant’s
stated exertional and nonexertional demands, and information about that particular
job is material to the determination, you must resolve the issue with the claimant
if information about a particular job is material to the determination.
Example: The claimant stated in Section 6.B. he spent all day collecting trash from individual
offices and then dumping that trash into a large dumpster at the end of the day. However,
in Section 6.E., he also stated he performed no lifting as part of his job duties.
You would need to clarify the discrepancy between the job description and specific
task if his ability to do that job as he described it was material to the determination.
If he was required to collect trash by lifting it into the dumpster at the end of
the day, lifting was part of his job duties.