TN 2 (08-15)

DI 28090.075 Rationale Content - Ability to Perform Past Relevant Work (PRW)

A. Discussion of PRW in the rationale

If the individual has performed PRW, the rationale must contain the following findings of fact:

  • the vocational relevancy of the PRW; and

  • the physical and mental demands of the PRW.

B. Not capable of PRW

If the continuing disability review (CDR) shows the individual has no PRW, or does not have the ability to perform PRW based on the individual's residual functional capacity, include a statement to that effect.

C. Able to perform PRW

If the individual retains the capacity for PRW, the rationale’s discussion must describe the specific job(s) and explain the evidence supporting that finding of fact. You must include the findings of fact into a concluding statement of “not disabled” based on the individual's residual functional capacity being compatible with the performance of a vocationally relevant past job. For a rationale example, see DI 28090.300F.


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DI 28090.075 - Rationale Content - Ability to Perform Past Relevant Work (PRW) - 08/26/2015
Batch run: 08/26/2015
Rev:08/26/2015