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It is important that you tell us about your activities and abilities
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COMPLETING THIS FORM ON PAGE 8
OMB No. 0960-0681
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
FUNCTION REPORT - ADULT
How your illnesses, injuries, or conditions limit your activities
For SSA Use Only
Do not write in this box.
Anyone who makes or causes to be made a false statement or representation of material fact for use in
determining a payment under the Social Security Act, or knowingly conceals or fails to disclose an event
with an intent to affect an initial or continued right to payment, commits a crime punishable under Federal
law by fine, imprisonment, or both, and may be subject to administrative sanctions.
SECTION A - GENERAL INFORMATION
3. YOUR DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBER (If there is no telephone number where you can be reached,
please give us a daytime number where we can leave a message for you.)
Your NumberMessage NumberNone
Phone NumberArea Code
4. a. Where do you live? (Check one.)
4b. With whom do you live? (Check one.)
Other (Describe relationship.)
SECTION B - INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ILLNESSES, INJURIES, OR CONDITIONS
5. How do your illnesses, injuries, or conditions limit your ability to work?
SECTION C - INFORMATION ABOUT DAILY ACTIVITIES
6. Describe what you do from the time you wake up until going to bed.
7. Do you take care of anyone else such as a wife/husband, children, grandchildren,
parents, friend, other?YesNo
If "YES," for whom do you care, and what do you do for them?
8. Do you take care of pets or other animals?YesNo
If "YES," what do you do for them?
9. Does anyone help you care for other people or animals?YesNo
If "YES," who helps, and what do they do to help?
10. What were you able to do before your illnesses, injuries, or conditions that you can't do now?
11. Do the illnesses, injuries, or conditions affect your sleep?YesNo
If "YES," how?
12. PERSONAL CARE (Check here if NO PROBLEM with personal care.
a. Explain how your illnesses, injuries, or conditions affect your ability to:
b. Do you need any special reminders to take care of personal needs and grooming?YesNo
If "YES," what type of help or reminders are needed?
c. Do you need help or reminders taking medicine?YesNo
If "YES," what kind of help do you need?
a. Do you prepare your own meals?YesNo
If "Yes," what kind of food do you prepare? (For example, sandwiches, frozen dinners, or complete
meals with several courses.)
How often do you prepare food or meals? (For example, daily, weekly, monthly.)
How long does it take you?
Any changes in cooking habits since the illness, injuries, or conditions began?
b. If "No," explain why you cannot or do not prepare meals.
14. HOUSE AND YARD WORK
a. List household chores, both indoors and outdoors, that you are able to do. (For example,
cleaning, laundry, household repairs, ironing, mowing, etc.)
b. How much time does it take you, and how often do you do each of these things?
c. Do you need help or encouragement doing these things?YesNo
If "YES," what help is needed?
d. If you don't do house or yard work, explain why not.
15. GETTING AROUND
a. How often do you go outside?
If you don't go out at all, explain why not.
b. When going out, how do you travel? (Check all that apply.)
Drive a car
Ride in a car
Ride a bicycle
Use public transportation
Other (Describe relationship.)
c. When going out, can you go out alone?YesNo
If "NO," explain why you can't go out alone.
d. Do you drive?YesNo
If you don't drive, explain why not.
a. If you do any shopping, do you shop: (Check all that apply.)
b. Describe what you shop for.
c. How often do you shop and how long does it take?
a. Are you able to:
Explain all "NO" answers
b. Has your ability to handle money changed since the illnesses,
injuries, or conditions began?YesNo
If "YES," explain how the ability to handle money has changed.
18. HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
a. What are your hobbies and interests? (For example, reading, watching TV, sewing, playing sports, etc.)
b. How often and how well do you do these things?
c. Describe any changes in these activities since the illnesses, injuries, or conditions began.
19. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
a. Do you spend time with others? (In person, on the phone, on the computer, etc.)YesNo
If "YES," describe the kinds of things you do with others.
How often do you do these things?
b. List the places you go on a regular basis. (For example, church, community center, sports events,
social groups, etc.)
Do you need to be reminded to go places?YesNo
How often do you go and how much do you take part?
Do you need someone to accompany you?YesNo
c. Do you have any problems getting along with family, friends, neighbors,
If "YES," explain.
d. Describe any changes in social activities since the illnesses, injuries, or conditions began.
SECTION D - INFORMATION ABOUT ABILITIES
20. a. Check any of the following items that your illnesses, injuries, or conditions affect:
Getting Along With Others
Please explain how your illnesses, injuries, or conditions affect each of the items you checked. (For
example, you can only lift [how many pounds], or you can only walk [how far])
b. Are you:Right handed?Left handed?
c. How far can you walk before needing to stop and rest?
If you have to rest, how long before you can resume walking?
d. For how long can you pay attention?
e. Do you finish what you start? (For example, a conversation, chores, YesNo
reading, watching a movie.)
f. How well do you follow written instructions? (For example, a recipe.)?
g. How well do you follow spoken instructions?
h. How well do you get along with authority figures? (For example, police, bosses, landlords
i. Have you ever been fired or laid off from a job because of problems getting
along with other people?YesNo
If "YES," explain.
If "YES," please give name of employer.
j. How well do you handle stress?
k. How well do you handle changes in routine?
l. Have you noticed any unusual behavior or fears?YesNo
If "YES," explain.
21. Do you use any of the following? (Check all that apply.)
22. Do you currently take any medicines for your illnesses, injuries, or conditions?YesNo
If "YES, "do any of your medicines cause side effects?YesNo
If "YES," please explain. (Do not list all of the medicines that you take. List only the medicines that
cause side effects.)
SECTION E - REMARKS
Use this section for any added information you did not show in earlier parts of this form. When you
are done with this section (or if you didn't have anything to add), be sure to complete the fields at the
bottom of this page.
Name of person completing this form (Please print)Date (month, day, year)
Address (Number and Street)Email address (optional)