CPD: An individual was allowed on a medical-vocational basis at the CPD because of the
inability to perform other work due to physical impairments. The individual's impairment
limited the individual to a sedentary level of exertion. The individual had previous
work that required a medium level of exertion. Considering the individual’s age, education,
and work history, a sedentary residual functional capacity (RFC) resulted in an allowance.
decision: The current evidence shows no MI. The individual can still complete sedentary work.
Since the last favorable decision, the individual completed a specialized training
course that qualified them for a job in data processing as a computer programmer.
Explanation: The additional education has an impact on the individual's vocational profile and
is focused on a specific type of job. Therefore, the vocational therapy received is
related to the ability to work and this exception applies. Even though there is no
change in the individual's functional capacity, the individual is now able to engage
in SGA, as the work of a computer programmer is sedentary in nature and does not exceed
the individual's RFC. The adjudicator will apply the exception and proceed to the
next step in the adult CDR sequential evaluation process.