United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
March 11, 2015
DARLEEN KAY CONYERS, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, in her capacity as Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Defendant.
RICHARD A. JONES, District Judge.
This matter comes before the court on the Report and Recommendation ("R&R") (Dkt. # 18) of the Honorable John L. Weinberg, United States Magistrate Judge, along with Plaintiff Darleen Kay Conyers's objection (Dkt. # 23) to the R&R. The court has considered the R&R, the objection, the Commissioner's response to the objection and Ms. Chapman's reply, the briefs the parties submitted to Judge Weinberg, and the Administrative Record ("AR").
The court adopts the R&R, which explains why the administrative law judge ("ALJ") had a sufficient basis to determine that Ms. Conyers did not have a disability between her onset date in October 2008 and her date last insured at the conclusion of 2008. Ms. Conyers's objection does not persuade the court that the R&R is incorrectly decided. The court has reviewed the additional medical records that Ms. Conyers made part of the record, and concludes that they are either not germane to the period of time the ALJ considered or that they provide additional support for the ALJ's ruling. For that reason, the court overrules Ms. Conyers's objection.
For these reasons and the reasons stated in the R&R, the court DENIES Ms. Conyers's objection and ADOPTS the R&R. The court AFFIRMS the Commissioner's final decision. The clerk shall enter judgment for the Commissioner and shall ensure that Judge Weinberg receives notice of this order.