Smith v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
JUDGMENT REVERSING THE DECISION OF THE COMMISSIONER AND REMANDING THIS CASE TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION PURSUANT TO SENTENCE FOUR of 42 U.S.C. 405(g) as set forth in the 12 Memorandum Opinion. Signed by Honorable Mark E. Ford on April 26, 2017. (mjm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
REBECCA D. SMITH
CIVIL NO. 2:17-cv-2014-MEF
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
Commissioner Social Security Administration1
For reasons stated in a memorandum opinion of this date, we 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
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 (1993); 28 U.S.C. §§ 2412(d)(1)(B), (d)(2)(G).
IT IS SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED this 26th day of April, 2017.
/s/ Mark E. Ford
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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