Gavina v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER reversing and remanding this case to the Commissioner for further consideration pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. 405(g). Signed by Honorable James R. Marschewski on July 15, 2011. (sh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
JOSE LUIS GAVINA
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner
Social Security Administration
For reasons stated in a memorandum opinion of this date, I conclude that the decision
of the Commissioner denying benefits to the plaintiff is not supported by substantial evidence
and should be reversed and remanded for further consideration pursuant to sentence four of 42
U.S.C. § 405(g). The parties have sixty days from entry of the judgment on the docket in
which to appeal.
If plaintiff wishes to request an award of attorney’s fees and cost under the Equal Access
to Justice Act (EAJA) 28 U.S.C. § 2412, an application may be filed up until 30 days after the
judgment becomes "not appealable" i.e., 30 days after the 60-day time for appeal has ended. See
Shalala v. Schaefer, 509 U.S. 292, 296, 113 S.Ct. 2625 (1993); 28 U.S.C. §§ 2412(d)(1)(B),
(d)(2)(G). The court, however, will not grant an application for attorney's fees absent a showing
of good cause for the failure to present the letter from Dr. Capocelli dated November 11, 2009
prior to the hearing before the ALJ on May 12, 2009.
IT IS SO ORDERED this July 15, 2011.
/s/ J. Marschewski
HONORABLE JAMES R. MARSCHEWSKI
Chief United States Magistrate Judge
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