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O'Neill v. Berryhill

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

May 22, 2018

DONALD O'NEILL, Plaintiff,
v.
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for Operations, Defendant.

          ORDER REVERSING DECISION TO DENY BENEFITS

          BENJAMIN H. SETTLE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         I. BASIC DATA

         Type of Benefits Sought:

(X) Disability Insurance
(X) Supplemental Security Income

         Plaintiff's:

Sex: Male
Age: 24 at the time of alleged disability onset

         Principal Disabilities Alleged by Plaintiff: Bipolar disorder. AR at 76.

         Disability Allegedly Began: November 14, 2012 Principal Previous Work Experience: Dental assistant; machinist; automobile accessories installer.

         Education Level Achieved by Plaintiff: GED

         II. PROCEDURAL HISTORY-ADMINISTRATIVE

         Before ALJ:

Date of Hearing: November 29, 2016
Date of Decision: June 13, 2017
Appears in Record at: AR 10-21

         Summary of Decision:

The claimant has not engaged in substantial gainful activity since November 14, 2012, the application date (20 C.F.R. § 416.971, et seq.);
The claimant has the following severe impairments: bipolar disorder; anxiety disorder; cluster B traits; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; cannabis abuse versus dependence; and Asperger's syndrome (20 C.F.R. § 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 C.F.R. Part 404, Subpart P, Appendix 1 (20 C.F.R. §§ 416.920(d), 416.925 and 416.926);
After careful consideration of the entire record, the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) found that the claimant has the residual functional capacity to perform a full range of work at all exertional levels. In terms of nonexertional limitations, in order to meet ordinary and reasonable employer expectations regarding attendance, production, and workplace behavior, he can understand, remember, and carry out unskilled, routine, and repetitive work that can be learned by demonstration. He can cope with occasional work setting change and occasional interaction with supervisors. He can work in proximity to coworkers, but not in a team or cooperative effort. He can perform work that does not require interaction with the general public as an essential element of the job, but occasional incidental contact with the general public is not precluded.
The claimant is unable to perform any past relevant work (20 C.F.R. § 416.965);
The claimant was born on XXXX, 1988[1] and was 24 years old, which is defined as a younger individual age 18-49, on the date the application was filed (20 C.F.R. § 416.963);
The claimant has at least a high school education and is able to communicate in English (20 C.F.R. § 416.964);
Transferability of job skills is not an issue in this case because using the Medical-Vocational Rules as a framework supports a finding that the claimant is “not disabled” whether or not he has transferrable job skills (20 C.F.R. § 416.968);
Considering the claimant's age, education, work experience, and residual functional capacity, there are jobs that exist in significant numbers in the national economy that the claimant can perform (20 C.F.R. §§ 416.969 and 416.969(a)).
The claimant has not been under a disability, as defined in the Social Security Act, since November 14, 2012, the date the application was filed (20 C.F.R. § 416.920(g)).

         Before Appeals Council:

Date of Decision: September 8, 2017
Appears in Record at: AR 1-6
Summary of Decision: Denied ...

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