Always consider the medical evidence, vocational history, and other evidence concerning
the severity of the impairment(s). Do not routinely consider the first day the claimant
was seen by a medical provider as the onset date for a non-traumatic impairment. When
determining onset of a non-traumatic static or progressive impairment, also consider:
the nature of the impairment and what medical presumptions you can reasonably make
about the course of the condition, and
the longitudinal history of the impairment, including the AOD, along with the claimant’s
allegations regarding new or worsening signs and symptoms.
REMINDER: You must assess the severity of the claimant’s condition from the AOD or
potential onset date (POD), if one exists, through the present period. If the EOD
is later than the AOD, you may need to prepare multiple residual functional capacity
(RFC) assessments. For more information about multiple RFC assessments, see DI 24510.020C.3.