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.