What Are Non-Exertional Requirement Classifications?

Jobs demands not related to strength are considered non-exertional


Need help? Call America's Disability Experts.

Or call us at (800) 941-1321.



The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses both exertional and non-exertional limitations to determine whether or not an applicant is disabled under their rules. Exertional requirements are strength related and include ability to lift, sit, stand, walk, hold, push, and pull. All other requirements are classified as non-exertional.

The following is a list of work-related responsibilities considered non-exertional:
• Understanding and remembering details and instructions
• Tolerating environmental factors (noise, temperatures, dust, fumes)
• Stooping, climbing, crawling, crouching, reaching, bending
• Functioning while nervous, anxious, and/or depressed
• Seeing, hearing, speaking
• Manipulating hands and fingers
• Paying attention, concentrating

If you are unable to perform one or more of these responsibilities, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSDI or SSI) benefits. Your medical records and Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) assessments will be used to determine your eligibility.

Contact us now to discuss your disability case and how your non-exertional limitations are affecting your ability to work. We are here to help!

Need help? Email America's Disability Experts.

Or email us at win@quikaid.com.


Get Help Now

Quikaid's Disability Experts have extensive expertise in all matters related to Social Security Disability Insurance. Contact us for a free case evaluation or to answer any remaining questions you may have related to SSDI or SSI. We would like to help you!

Get Started