Any allegation(s) or report(s) of pain must be considered in (1) determining whether
the claimant has a severe impairment, and (2) at each step in the sequential evaluation
process. If there are inconsistencies in the evidence concerning pain, i.e., the claimant
alleges limitations or restrictions greater than that reasonably expected based on
the objective medical findings, there are conflicts in the evidence, etc., these differences
must be reconciled and explained in the file. If these differences have not been dealt
with in the RFC or PRTF, then a supplemental rationale stating how the issue of pain
was considered in the decision must be prepared.