TN 2 (08-15)
DI 28090.065 Rationale Content - Ability to Do Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)
Before a cessation based on either medical improvement (MI) or a Group I exception
to MI can be made, the individual’s ability to engage in SGA must be considered.
The rationale must explain the functional limitations (e.g., the ability to lift and
carry, sit, stand, and walk) imposed by all of the current impairment(s) and include
a statement of residual functional capacity at this point, if not previously included
in the rationale. The rationale must reflect the individual's ability to do any past
relevant work or other work. For a rationale example, see DI 28090.300C, DI 28090.300F, DI 28090.300G, DI 28090.300K, or DI 28090.300O.