Cain v. Social Security Administration, Commissioner
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge J Foy Guin, Jr on 7/17/12. (CTS, )
2012 Jul-17 AM 11:16
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
PHYLLIS CAIN, o/b/o MELVIN C. CAIN, )
) CIVIL ACTION NO. 11-G-0939-NE
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Commissioner of the Social
The plaintiff, Phyllis Cain, o/b/o Melvin C. Cain, brings this action seeking
judicial review of a final adverse decision of the Commissioner of the Social Security
Administration (the Commissioner) denying Melvin Cain’s application for Social
Security Benefits. The plaintiff filed an application for Social Security Benefits on March
8, 2007. Thereafter, plaintiff timely pursued and exhausted the administrative remedies
available before the Commissioner. Accordingly, this case is now ripe for judicial review
pursuant to the provisions of section 205(g) of the Social Security Act (the Act), 42
U.S.C. § 405(g).
The sole function of this court is to determine whether the decision of the
Commissioner is supported by substantial evidence and whether proper legal standards
were applied. Bloodsworth v. Heckler, 703 F.2d 1233, 1239 (11th Cir. 1983). To that
end this court “must scrutinize the record as a whole to determine if the decision reached
is reasonable and supported by substantial evidence.” Bloodsworth, at 1239 (citations
omitted). Substantial evidence is “such relevant evidence as a reasonable person would
accept as adequate to support a conclusion.” Bloodsworth, at 1239. The court has
carefully reviewed the entire record in this case and is of the opinion that the
Commissioner's decision is supported by substantial evidence and that proper legal
standards were applied in reaching that decision. Accordingly, the decision of the
Commissioner must be affirmed.
A separate order in conformity with this memorandum opinion will be
DONE and ORDERED 17 July 2012.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
J. FOY GUIN, JR.
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