Definition - What does Sedentary Work mean?
Justipedia explains Sedentary Work
The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) only provides Social Security disability benefits to claimants who are unable to perform both the work that they did in the past and other types of jobs. The SSA's classifications for determining the physical exertion requirement of a particular job are as follows: sedentary, light, medium, heavy, and very heavy.
The SSA classifies work that is performed while sitting and does not require lifting more than 10 pounds at a time as sedentary. They may involve occasional standing, walking, and lifting or carrying lightweight articles like files, small tools etc. In order to be approved for Social Security disability benefits by the SSA, a claimant needs to prove their inability to perform sedentary work.