Incapacity Determination - PEP Step VI

Created on: 
Oct 21 2014

Determining Level of Function of Physically Impaired Individuals in a Work Environment 

WAC 388-447-0080 Progressive evaluation process step VI - How does the department determine the impact of a physical impairment on my ability to function in a work setting?

Clarifying Information

Consideration of exertionally-related or non-exertional limitations may be crucial either in eliminating specific types of past work or in accurately assigning the level of work the person can currently perform. Non-exertion limitations may include:

  • Restrictions in seeing or hearing,
  • Allergies,
  • Restrictions in operating dangerous machinery or driving, and
  • Restrictions in working at heights due to dizziness.