United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
JOHN L. WEINBERG, Magistrate Judge.
Type of benefits sought:
Principal Disabilities Alleged by Plaintiff: left shoulder injury post-surgical repair, left arm ulnar neuropathy status post-surgery, lumbar degenerative disc disease, cervical strain, thoracic sprain
Disability Allegedly Began: Original date January 8, 2009, Amended to September 9, 2009
Principal Previous Work Experience: Receptionist, order clerk, bookkeeper
Plaintiff Last Worked: September 9, 2009
Education Level Achieved by Plaintiff: High School Graduate
PROCEDURAL HISTORY - ADMINISTRATIVE
Date of Hearing: June 5, 2012
Date of Decision: July 13, 2012
Appears in Record at: Decision AR 10-21, Hearing Transcript AR 28-67
Summary of Decision:
Claimant has not worked since September 9, 2009. She has severe impairments of cervical strain, thoracic sprain, left shoulder injury, left ulnar neuropathy, and lumbar degenerative disease. None of these impairments, individually or in combination, meet or medically equal a Listing. Claimant has the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) to perform sedentary work with the option to stand briefly every 30 minutes. She can occasionally kneel, crawl, crouch and stoop but can never climb. She can perform occasional overhead reaching and frequent handling with her left upper extremity (non-dominant arm). She experiences no similar symptoms in the right upper extremity, her dominant hand. AR 14. According to a Vocational Expert (VE), Claimant can perform her past relevant work as an order clerk, bookkeeper and receptionist. In addition, the VE ...