United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Seattle
November 26, 2014
ERIC V. PAPENFUS, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
ORDER REVERSING AND REMANDING FOR FURTHER ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS
Marsha J. Pechman Chief United States District Judge
The Court has considered the Report and Recommendation filed in this case, and the record, and ORDERS that this case be REVERSED and REMANDED for further administrative proceedings, including the opportunity for a de novo hearing pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Upon remand, the Administrative Law Judge will further consider whether the claimant has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or equals a listed impairment; and obtain supplemental vocational expert testimony to assist in determining what impact if any the claimant’s impairments would have on his ability to perform work related activities at steps four and five of the sequential evaluation process.
The Court further orders that plaintiff is entitled to reasonable attorney fees and costs pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2412, upon proper request to this Court.