Todd-Smith v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Honorable Erin L. Setser on February 25, 2013. (lw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
DEBORAH MAE TODD-SMITH
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
Plaintiff Deborah Mae Todd-Smith brought this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g),
seeking judicial review of a decision of the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
(Commissioner), through an administrative law judge (ALJ), denying her application for
supplemental security income (SSI) under the provisions of Title XVI of the Social Security Act.
On March 6, 2010, the undersigned upheld the ALJ’s decision finding Plaintiff not disabled.
(Docs. 13, 14). On February 25, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
held that the judgment of the undersigned must be reversed, and remanded the matter for further
proceedings consistent with its opinion. (Doc. 19).
Therefore, in accordance with the Eighth Circuit’s opinion, the undersigned hereby
reverses the decision of the Commissioner and remands this matter for further consideration
pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). On remand, the ALJ is directed to address the
errors the Eighth Circuit found in the ALJ’s original decision.
DATED this 25th day of February, 2013.
/s/ Erin L. Setser
HON. ERIN L. SETSER
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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