United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
May 6, 2014
JILL R. LECKRON, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
JAMES P. DONOHUE, Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff brought this action to seek judicial review of the denial of her application for disability benefits by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Dkt. 3. The parties have stipulated that this case should be reversed and remanded for further administrative proceedings pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Dkt. 23.
Based on the stipulation of the parties, the Court recommends that this case be REVERSED and REMANDED for further administrative proceedings before an Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ"). On remand, the ALJ shall further consider the severe medically determined impairments during the period at issue, evaluate the medical and other opinions of record, reassess the claimant's maximum residual functional capacity during the period at issue, and if necessary, obtain supplemental vocational evidence. The ALJ shall also make a de novo determination as to disability, and issue a new decision.
Upon proper application, the Court will consider whether reasonable attorney's fees and costs should be awarded pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2412.
Because the parties have stipulated that the case be remanded as set forth above, the Court recommends that United States District Judge John C. Coughenour immediately approve this Report and Recommendation. The Clerk should note the matter for May 6, 2014 as ready for Judge Coughenour's consideration. A proposed order accompanies this Report and Recommendation.