Coyle v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER: The Commissioner's unopposed motion to remand this case (19) is granted. The Commissioner's decision is reversed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings before the SSA consistent with this Order. The Clerk of Court is directed to enter Judgment in the Plaintiff's favor and to close the case. Signed by Magistrate Judge Christopher P. Tuite on 5/19/2023. (ACL)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
SHIRLEY R. COYLE,
Case No. 8:22-cv-2940-CPT
Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
Before the Court is Defendant Commissioner’s unopposed motion to remand
this case pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). (Doc. 19). According to the
Commissioner, such a remand is necessary so that the Social Security Administration
(SSA) can “take any additional steps necessary to develop the administrative record,
including offering [the] Plaintiff the opportunity for a new hearing; reassess [the]
Plaintiff’s residual functional capacity, and, if necessary, obtain vocational evidence
regarding other work [the] Plaintiff can perform; and issue a new decision.” Id. The
Commissioner represents that the Plaintiff does not object to this request for a remand.
Sentence four of section 405(g) provides that a “court shall have [the] power to
enter, upon the pleadings and transcript of the record, a judgment affirming,
modifying, or reversing the decision of the Commissioner . . . with or without
remanding the cause for a rehearing.” 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). In a sentence four remand,
the appropriate procedure is for a court to enter a final judgment in the claimant’s
favor. Shalala v. Schaefer, 509 U.S. 292, 296–97 (1993); Jackson v. Chater, 99 F.3d 1086,
1095 (11th Cir. 1996).
In light of the above, it is hereby ORDERED:
The Commissioner’s unopposed motion to remand this case (Doc. 19) is
The Commissioner’s decision is reversed, and the case is remanded for
further proceedings before the SSA consistent with this Order.
The Clerk of Court is directed to enter Judgment in the Plaintiff’s favor
and to close the case.
SO ORDERED in Tampa, Florida, this 19th day of May 2023.
Counsel of record
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