Mitchell v. Astrue

Filing 10

ORDER granting 8 motion to remand to Commissioner under sentence four, 42 U.S.C. 405(g), for proper consideration of claim. Signed by Magistrate Judge William A. Knox on 7/13/2009. (Bode, Kay)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI WESTERN DIVISION KATRINA R. MITCHELL, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER No. 08-0925-SSA-CV-W-WAK Before the court is the Commissioner's motion of June 3, 2009, requesting the court to enter a final judgment, pursuant to Rule 58 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, reversing the decision of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and remanding this case to the Commissioner under sentence four of 205(g), 42 U.S.C. 405(g). The Commissioner states that, upon remand, the ALJ will be directed to further develop the record regarding plaintiff's intellectual functioning, including ordering a psychological examination with IQ testing, and directed to evaluate plaintiff's mental impairment under the Listings. Claimant Mitchell opposes a remand and asks the court to reverse the decision of the ALJ. Mitchell seeks an order with directions to grant her claim for a period of disability, disability insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits commencing in July 2002. After consideration of the record and the parties' suggestions, the court finds that a remand, pursuant to sentence four, is warranted. Remand will expedite administrative review and allow the Commissioner to properly consider the claim. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the decision of the ALJ is reversed, and this case is remanded to the Commissioner under sentence four of 42 U.S.C. 405(g) for a proper consideration of Katrina R. Mitchell's claim. [8 ] Dated this 13th day of July, 2009, at Jefferson City, Missouri. / s/ William A. Knox WILLIAM A. KNOX United States Magistrate Judge 2

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