United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Tacoma
March 10, 2014
AMY SCHWEITZER, Plaintiff,
CAROLINE W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
KAREN L. STROMBOM, Magistrate Judge.
This matter has been referred to the undersigned Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule MJR 4(a)(4) and as authorized by Mathews, Secretary of H.E.W. v. Weber , 423 U.S. 261 (1976). This matter is before the Court on the stipulated motion for remand. (ECF #18). After reviewing the parties' stipulated motion and the remaining record, the undersigned recommends that the Court grant the parties' motion, and remand this matter to the Commissioner for further proceedings.
This Court recommends that on remand, the Appeals Council will instruct the Administrative Law Judge to consider the claimant's symptoms and evaluate the case under the guidance in Social Security Ruling 12-2p; update the medical evidence; and provide the claimant with another opportunity for a hearing.
Given the fact of the parties' stipulation, the Court recommends that the District Judge immediately approve this Report and Recommendation and order the case REVERSED and REMANDED pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), and that Plaintiff be entitled to reasonable attorney's fees and costs pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d), upon proper request to this Court.
A proposed order accompanies this Report and Recommendation.