United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Tacoma
ORDER REVERSING AND REMANDING
BENJAMIN H. SETTLE, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
() Disability Insurance
(X) Supplemental Security Income
Age: 38 at time of alleged disability onset
Disabilities Alleged by Plaintiff: severe degenerative disc
disease, depression, anxiety, herniated belly button, left
foot crushed, tear in left shoulder, diabetes, hbp, skin
cancer, and severe memory loss. ER 236.
Allegedly Began: May 31, 2007.
Previous Work Experience: security guard, paving operator,
warehouse worker, forklift operator, and concrete cutter.
Level Achieved by Plaintiff: 9th grade
Date of Hearing: June 14, 2016
Date of Decision: August 26, 2016
Appears in Record at: ER 20-34
The claimant has not engaged in substantial gainful activity
since April 14, 2014, the application date (20 CFR 416.971 et
The claimant has the following severe impairments: obesity;
post myocardial infarction; degenerative disc disorder (DDD);
left shoulder tendonitis; left knee medial meniscus tear post
arthroscopic repair; cognitive disorder with mixed anxiety
and depressed mood (20 CFR 416.920(c)).
The claimant does not have an impairment or combination of
impairments that meets or medically equals the severity of
one of the listed impairments in 20 CFR Part 404, Subpart P,
Appendix 1 (20 CFR 416.920(d), 416.925 and 416.926).
After careful consideration of the entire record, I find that
the claimant has the residual functional capacity (RFC) to
perform light work as defined in 20 CFR 416.967(b) except:
The claimant can occasionally climb ramps and stairs; he
should not climb ladders, ropes and scaffolds; he can
occasionally stoop, kneel and crouch, he can frequently
balance but he should not crawl. He can occasionally reach
overhead with his left (nondominant) upper extremity. The
claimant can understand and remember simple instructions and
has sufficient concentration, persistence and pace to
complete simple, routine tasks for a normal workday and