Judy Smith v. Carolyn W. Colvin


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Lavenski R. Smith, Morris S. Arnold and Bobby E. Shepherd (UNPUBLISHED) [4409873] [15-3359]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 15-3359 ___________________________ Judy Smith lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellant v. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security lllllllllllllllllllll Defendant - Appellee ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Batesville ____________ Submitted: June 3, 2016 Filed: June 9, 2016 [Unpublished] ____________ Before SMITH, ARNOLD, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Appellate Case: 15-3359 Page: 1 Date Filed: 06/09/2016 Entry ID: 4409873 Judy Smith appeals the district court’s1 order affirming the Commissioner’s denial of disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income after her hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). For reversal, Smith argues that the ALJ’s decision is not supported by substantial evidence on the record as a whole, because the ALJ’s adverse credibility finding is belied by the objective medical evidence, her treatment history, and her limited daily activities. Following careful de novo review, we reject this argument and affirm. See Lowe v. Apfel, 226 F.3d 969, 971-72 (8th Cir. 2000). The ALJ considered requisite factors under Polaski v. Heckler, 739 F.2d 1320, 1322 (8th Cir. 1984), and gave multiple valid reasons for discrediting Smith that were supported by the record, see Lowe, 226 F.3d at 972 (where adequately explained and supported, credibility findings are for ALJ to make). The judgment of the district court is affirmed. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ 1 The Honorable Patricia S. Harris, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, to whom the case was referred for final disposition by consent of the parties pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c). -2- Appellate Case: 15-3359 Page: 2 Date Filed: 06/09/2016 Entry ID: 4409873

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