If you have a mental impairment, we evaluate ability to function in a work setting based on an objective clinical assessment from a medical professional as described in WAC 388-449-0010
. We may also use other evidence as described in WAC 388-449-0010
. Functioning means your ability to perform typical tasks that would be required in a routine job setting and your ability to interact effectively while working.
(1) We evaluate cognitive and social functioning by assessing your ability to:
(a) Understand, remember, and persist in tasks by following very short and simple instructions.
(b) Understand, remember, and persist in tasks by following detailed instructions.
(c) Perform activities within a schedule, maintain regular attendance, and be punctual within customary tolerances without special supervision.
(d) Learn new tasks.
(e) Perform routine tasks without special supervision.
(f) Adapt to changes in a routine work setting.
(g) Make simple work-related decisions.
(h) Be aware of normal hazards and take appropriate precautions.
(i) Ask simple questions or request assistance.
(j) Communicate and perform effectively in a work setting with public contact.
(k) Communicate and perform effectively in a work setting with limited public contact.
(l) Complete a normal workday and workweek without interruptions from psychologically based symptoms.
(m) Set realistic goals and plan independently.
(n) Maintain appropriate behavior in a work setting.