What are the physical and mental demands of the claimant’s former job as generally required by employers throughout the national economy?
This issue arises when a claimant is unable to do any past job as the claimant performed it, but a past job involved functional demands and duties significantly in excess of those generally required for the job by other employers. The claimant will be found not disabled if he or she retains the capacity to perform the job as ordinarily required by employers in the national economy. See SSR 82-61.
Finding affordable and safe day care has become a major challenge for working parents. Recent studies show that child care now exceeds the annual median rent in almost half of all states, straining already tight budgets to the breaking point. But money means nothing if little Johnny or Judy doesn’t come home safely at day’s end. Serious inconsistencies in licensing, enforcement and training have created dangerous situations where thousands of kids are injured each year – some fatally – while in the care of others.