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Recktenwald v. Colvin

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

September 4, 2014

MELODY ANNE RECKTENWALD, Plaintiff,
v.
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION BASIC DATA

JOHN L. WEINBERG, Magistrate Judge.

Type of benefits sought:

() Disability Insurance
(X) Supplemental Security Income

Plaintiff's:

Sex: Female
Age: 18 at alleged onset date, 28 at ALJ hearing

Principal Disabilities Alleged by Plaintiff: PTSD, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia (with panic attacks, migraines, sleep difficulty, pain, difficulty handling, Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Disability Allegedly Began: January 1, 2002 (when she attained age 18)

Principal Previous Work Experience: food service and cashier

Education Level Achieved by Plaintiff: several years of college at Washington State University, majoring in primary education

PROCEDURAL HISTORY - ADMINISTRATIVE

Before ALJ Glen Meyers:

Date of Hearing: March 29, 2012, hearing transcript AR 42-72

Date of Decision: May 25, 2012

Appears in Record at: AR 22-35

Summary of Decision:

Claimant has not engaged in substantial gainful activity since her alleged onset date, January 1, 2002; she has severe impairments of anxiety disorder NOS, PTSD, mood disorder, and personality disorder NOS. Her impairments, even in combination, do not qualify under the Listings.
She has the RFC to perform a full range of work at all extertional levels, subject to certain nonexertional limitations including performing simple, repetitive tasks with occasional contact with supervisors and coworkers, but no contact with the general public. She would be absent from work one day per month.
She cannot perform any of her past relevant work. The testimony of the vocational expert identified examples of two jobs she can perform: motel cleaner and routing clerk. This establishes she can perform substantial work which exists in ...

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