Sedentary work is a job classification used to determine an SSDI applicant maximum sustained work capability. The SSA will determine your maximum work capability by examining your medical records and reviewing your questionnaire answers. Sedentary work is usually performed while sitting but includes the ability to lift 10 pounds at a time and walk and stand for no more than 2 hours per 8-hour shift. If you’re able to perform sedentary work you may not qualify for SSDI after taking into consideration your age, education, training, and work experience. During the application process, it is important to be extremely detailed about your work history and daily living as not being able to perform any single requirement of sedentary work will mean you are not eligible for any of it.