Use the sedentary rule that comes closest to the claimant’s medical-vocational factors
of age, education and past work experience as a framework for a determination, even
though the decision for that rule is “not disabled.” Explain why you are finding the
claimant’s limitations significantly erode the occupational base for sedentary work,
or why you are finding the claimant is not capable of sustaining a 40-hour workweek.
For additional guidance on how to make these types of determinations, see:
DI 25015.020 Determining Capability to Do Other Work - Implications of a Residual Functional Capacity
for Less Than a Full Range of Sedentary Work; and
DI 24510.057 Sustainability and the Residual Functional Capacity Assessment.