Functional capacity, refers to capability of an individual worker, and the amount of work related tasks and activities that individual could perform in a given work environment. A Functional Capacity Evaluation is conducted to determine whether or not an individual is eligible to receive social security benefits. In these evaluation individuals situations are evaluated to determine if Social Security is a legitimate and necessary option for them, and in many cases, individuals do not receive the help they ask for.
In March 2012 alone there were 289,906 applications for disability were filled according to the Social Security’s Disability program and of those less than 4 percent were awarded disability funds.
Did you know?
Over a billion individuals worldwide are living with some kind of disability or functioning impairment.
This amounts to about 15% of the world's population. Rates of disability are increasing, due to population ageing and the global increase in chronic health conditions.