Mr. Green's doctor submitted a Form SSA-787 (Physician’s/Medical Officer’s Statement
of Patient’s Capability to Manage Benefits) describing Mr. Green's condition and stating
that Mr. Green is incapable.
Mr. Green's sibling, who is also their custodian, files a payee application. Mr. Green's
sibling states that Mr. Green is unable to handle their own benefits because they
do not know the value of money and frequently gives it away to strangers.
At the interview, Mr. Green does not seem to understand your questions and answers
In this case, lay evidence of capability would be your observations of Mr. Green's
incoherent speech and his sibling's statement that Mr. Green is unable to handle their
own benefits. Both the medical and lay evidence seem to agree that Mr. Green needs