United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Tacoma
April 28, 2014
JENNIFER J. GILSON, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
ORDER ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
ROBERT J. BRYAN, District Judge.
This matter comes before the court on Magistrate Judge Karen Strombom's Report and Recommendation (Dkt. 25) regarding judicial review of Defendant's denial of Plaintiff's applications for disability insurance and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits. The court has reviewed the filings and the remainder of the record herein.
On April 9, 2014, Magistrate Judge Strombom issued a Report and Recommendation, recommending that the Defendant's decision to deny benefits be reversed and this matter be remanded to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for further administrative proceedings. Dkt. 25. Judge Strombom reasoned that remand was warranted because (1) the ALJ erred in finding that Dr. Neim's findings were inconsistent, (2) the ALJ erred by providing non-germane reasons for rejecting statement by Plaintiff's mother, and (3) the ALJ's determination in step four of the analysis is unsupported by the substantial evidence in the record. Id. The parties were given fourteen days, or until April 23, 2014, to file their objections. Id. at 13.
As of April 23, 2014, neither party had objected. The court should reverse Defendant's decision to deny benefits and remand this matter to the ALJ for further administrative proceedings.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The Report and Recommendation (Dkt. 25) is ADOPTED.
2. Defendant's decision to deny benefits is REVERSED.
3. This matter is REMANDED to the Administrative Law Judge for further administrative proceedings.
The Clerk is directed to send uncertified copies of this Order to all counsel of record and to any party appearing pro se at said party's last known address.