When it comes to IBS, the most important factor that Social Security will be considering is “Off Task Time.” Being “off task” means being unable to do your job for some medical reason, such as having to be in the bathroom, being in too much pain to focus on basic tasks, or having to lie down. If your condition would result in you being “off task” more than around 15% of the workday, you are disabled.
These cases always come to down to getting your doctor to say in the medical record how much off task time you will experience and then convincing the Judge to believe your doctor. This can be a very difficult task, and is why it is so important to have an experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer on your side.
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