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Bakken v. Colvin

United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle

August 1, 2014

BEVERLY BAKKEN Plaintiff,
v.
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

JOHN L. WEINBERG, Magistrate Judge.

BASIC DATA

Type of benefits sought:

(X) Disability Insurance
(X) Supplemental Security Income - Disability

Plaintiff's:

Sex: Female
Age: 47 at application, 49 at ALJ hearing

Principal Disabilities Alleged by Plaintiff: dysthymic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, alcohol dependence in remission, hepatomegaly, neck and back pain

Disability Allegedly Began: Original date July 10, 2009, amended to February 25, 2010

Principal Previous Work Experience: title insurance sales, title insurance examiner

Plaintiff Last Worked: July 2009

Education Level Achieved: BA degree

PROCEDURAL HISTORY - ADMINISTRATIVE

Before ALJ:

Date of Hearing: April 10, 2012
Date of Decision: June 28, 2012
Appears in Record at: Decision AR 8-31, Hearing Transcript AR 33-71
Summary of Decision:
Claimant has not engaged in substantial gainful employment since alleged onset date. She has the severe impairments of dysthymic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, alcohol dependence, hepatomegaly secondary to alcohol, sacroiliac disfunction, and neck strain. These impairments, separately or in combination, do not meet or medically equal a Listing. Claimant has the residual functional capacity ("RFC") to perform light work, with some postural limitations. She should avoid concentrated exposure to vibrations and hazards. She can perform simple routine tasks. She can have occasional interaction with coworkers but no interaction with the public. She is unable to perform her previous work. However, based upon the testimony of a vocational expert ("VE"), Plaintiff can work as a maid, photo copy machine operator, file assembler, and document preparer. Therefore, Plaintiff is not disabled.

Before Appeals Council:

Date of Decision: August ...

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