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Christina K. v. Commissioner of Social Security

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

November 6, 2019

CHRISTINA K., Plaintiff,
v.
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant.

          ORDER AFFIRMING THE COMMISSIONER'S DECISION AND DISMISSING THE CASE WITH PREJUDICE

          THOMAS S. ZILLY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         Plaintiff appeals denial of her application for Supplemental Security Income. Plaintiff contends the ALJ erred in evaluating three medical opinions. Dkt. 11. As discussed below, the Court AFFIRMS the Commissioner's final decision and DISMISSES the case with prejudice.

         BACKGROUND

         Plaintiff is currently 40 years old, has a high school education, and has worked as a waitress. Dkt. 7, Administrative Record (AR) 30. Plaintiff's May 2015 application, alleging disability as of September 11, 2012, was denied initially and on reconsideration. AR 94, 93, 105. After the ALJ conducted hearings in April and October 2017, the ALJ issued a decision finding Plaintiff not disabled. AR 38, 68, 15-32.

         THE ALJ'S DECISION

         Using the five-step disability evaluation process in 20 C.F.R. § 416.920, the ALJ found:

Step one: Plaintiff has not engaged in substantial gainful activity since the May 2015 application date.
Step two: Plaintiff has the following severe impairments: degenerative disc disease, obesity, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, and personality disorder.
Step three: These impairments do not meet or equal the requirements of a listed impairment under 20 C.F.R. Part 404, Subpart P, Appendix 1.
Residual Functional Capacity: Plaintiff can perform light work, lifting 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently and sitting, standing, or walking 6 hours each. She can occasionally stoop, crouch, crawl, kneel, and climb ladders, ropes, and scaffolds. She can frequently climb ramps and stairs. She can have occasional exposure to hazards and extreme cold. She can complete tasks requiring a reasoning level of 2 or less. She can have no public contact and no teamwork assignments.
Step four: Plaintiff cannot perform past relevant work.
Step five: As there are jobs that exist in significant numbers in the national economy that Plaintiff can perform, she is not disabled.

         AR 17-32. The Appeals Council denied Plaintiff's request for review, making the ALJ's decision the ...


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