NOTE: Absence of a rating (i.e., checking blocks 1, 2, or 3) for one or more items in a
subsection in section I does not automatically preclude a narrative RFC statement for that subsection. Other items in the subsection may be ratable and may indicate such a level of functional loss that the disability examiner can
conclude that the individual's capacity for work is severely compromised, in spite
of the absence of a rating for other items.
Discussion with the disability examiner will resolve whether additional information
about a subsection is necessary for a useful assessment of mental RFC.