Moody v. Barnhart

Filing 920070409

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 05-2427 MELVIN J. MOODY, Plaintiff - Appellant, versus JO ANNE B. BARNHART, Commissioner of Social Security Administration, Defendant - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Raleigh. Malcolm J. Howard, District Judge. (CA-04-127-H) Submitted: March 7, 2007 Decided: April 9, 2007 Before NIEMEYER, TRAXLER, and SHEDD, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. William Lee Davis, III, Lumberton, North Carolina, for Appellant. Frank D. Whitney, United States Attorney, Anne M. Hayes, R. A. Renfer, Jr., Assistant United States Attorneys, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Melvin J. Moody appeals the district court's order and judgment affirming the Commissioner's decision denying disability insurance benefits and Social Security Income payments. We must uphold the decision to deny benefits if the decision is supported by substantial evidence and the correct law was applied. See 42 U.S.C. 405(g) (2000); Craig v. Chater, 76 F.3d 585, 589 (4th Cir. 1996). We have thoroughly reviewed the administrative record and Accordingly, we Moody v. the parties' briefs and find no reversible error. affirm for the reasons stated by the district court. Barnhart, No. CA-04-127-H (E.D.N.C. Sept. 13, 2005). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED - 2 -

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