United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
ORDER REVERSING THE COMMISSIONER AND REMANDING FOR
ROBERT S. LASNIK, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Genet O'Ryan appeals the decision of the administrative
law judge (“ALJ”) finding her not disabled. She
contends the ALJ's residual functional capacity
(“RFC”) determination fails to account for all
limitations assessed by Shelly K. Woodward, Ph.D., and that
the ALJ erroneously rejected Ms. O'Ryan's testimony.
She also contends that the case should be remanded to
consider new and material evidence. Dkt. 9 at 1-2. For the
reasons below, the Court REVERSES the
Commissioner's final decision and
REMANDS the matter for further
administrative proceedings under sentence four of 42 U.S.C.
the five-step disability evaluation process,  the ALJ found:
Step one: Ms. O'Ryan has not engaged in
substantial gainful activity since April 4,
Step two: Ms. O'Ryan has the following
severe impairments: major depressive disorder, schizophrenia,
Step three: These impairments do not meet or
equal the requirements of a listed impairment.
Residual Functional Capacity: Ms. O'Ryan
can perform the full range of work at all exertional levels
except she can perform unskilled work with occasional
interaction with coworkers and supervisors but no interaction
with the general public. She can adapt to routine work
Step four: Ms. O'Ryan has no past
Step five: Ms. Ryan can perform jobs that
exist in significant numbers in the national economy and is
Tr. 17-22. The ALJ's decision is the Commissioner's
final decision because the Appeals Council denied review.
Dr. Woodward's Opinions
O'Ryan contends the ALJ's RFC determination
erroneously fails to account for all limitations assessed by
Shelly K. Woodward, Ph.D. ...