Determine whether the information on the SSA-3369-BK is clear, consistent, and material to the determination. Clarify any inconsistent
information material to the determination, including inconsistencies between work
demands and the claimant’s narrative descriptions. Do not pursue additional development
to make clarifications on inconsistencies that are not material to the disability
For example, when the expedite procedure applies PRW information is not material. For
information on the expedited vocational procedures, see DI 25005.005.
If the job duties described seem inconsistent with the claimant’s stated exertional
demands, clarify and resolve the issue with the claimant if information about a particular
job is material to the determination.
For example, the claimant stated 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,
he also stated he performed no lifting as part of his job duties. Clarify this inconsistent
information if claimant’s ability to do that job, as he described, is material to
the determination. i.e., 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.