Determining whether a statement is on an issue reserved to the Commissioner involves
a consideration about the context in which the source makes the statement.
EXAMPLE 1: If a medical source uses the diagnostic term “intellectual disability” to describe
a claimant, the use of the word “disability” would not be a statement on an issue
reserved to the Commissioner because this is a diagnosis.
EXAMPLE 2: If a nonmedical source says a claimant has a “sedentary lifestyle,” the use of the
term “sedentary” would not be a statement on an issue reserved to the Commissioner
because the use of the term “sedentary” is not synonymous with our definition of sedentary