Howard v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
FINAL JUDGMENT AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE COMMISSIONER and Plaintiff's case is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Mark E. Ford on April 27, 2017. (mjm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
DIVINIA L. HOWARD
CIVIL NO. 2:16-cv-2101-MEF
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Commissioner of Social Security Administration1
This cause is before the court on the Plaintiff’s complaint for judicial review of an
unfavorable final decision of the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration regarding
her applications for Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income. The parties
have consented to entry of final judgment by the United States Magistrate Judge under the
provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), with any appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
The court, having reviewed the record, the administrative transcript, the briefs of the parties, and
the applicable law, and the parties having waived oral argument, finds as follows, to-wit:
For the reasons announced by the court on the record on April 26, 2017, the court finds
that the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security is supported by substantial evidence,
and the same is hereby affirmed.
IT IS SO ORDERED this the 27th day of April 2017.
HON. MARK E. FORD
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Nancy A. Berryhill is now the Acting Commissioner of Social Security. Pursuant to Rule 25(d) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure, Nancy A. Berryhill should be substituted for Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin as
the defendant in this suit. No further action needs to be taken to continue this suit by reason of the last sentence of
section 205(g) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
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