United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
August 21, 2014
BONNIE J. HIBBS, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
MARY ALICE THEILER, Chief Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff brought this action to seek judicial review of the denial of her applications for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. The parties have now stipulated that this case should be reversed and remanded pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). (Dkt. 21.)
Based on the stipulation of the parties, the Court recommends that this case be REVERSED and REMANDED for further administrative proceedings. The parties have stipulated that, on remand, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will: (1) provide a de novo hearing and a new decision regarding plaintiff's DIB and SSI applications; (2) further evaluate plaintiff's sleep apnea and determine whether it is a severe impairment; (3) further evaluate plaintiff's obesity, GERD, and credibility, and (4) determine plaintiff's residual functional capacity. Additionally, upon proper application, the Court will consider plaintiff's application for attorney fees and expenses pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2412, and costs pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1920.
Given the above, the Court recommends that United States District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez immediately approve this Report and Recommendation and order the case REVERSED and REMANDED for further administrative proceedings. A proposed order accompanies this Report and Recommendation.