Lochtefeld v. Social Security Administration
STIPULATED ORDER by Magistrate Judge Stephan M. Vidmar GRANTING 20 Defendant's Unopposed Motion to Remand to Agency (am)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
DIANE M. LOCHTEFELD,
CIV No. 17-00653
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
Commissioner of the Social Security
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO REMAND
THIS MATTER comes upon the Court on Defendant’s Unopposed Motion to Remand.
The Court finds that remand for further administrative proceedings is appropriate.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant’s Unopposed Motion for Remand be
GRANTED. This case is remanded pursuant to the fourth sentence of 42 U.S.C. § 205(g). Upon
remand, the Appeals Council will direct the administrative law judge (ALJ) to provide Plaintiff
with the opportunity to submit additional evidence and attend a supplemental hearing. The ALJ
will evaluate the medical source opinion from Joan Scott, Ph.D., and Dr. Scott’s treatment notes.
The ALJ will also re-evaluate Plaintiff’s residual functional capacity and, if necessary, obtain
supplemental vocational expert evidence as necessary to determine whether Plaintiff can perform
past relevant work or other work existing in significant numbers in the national economy. The
ALJ will consider the entire record and proceed through the sequential evaluation process as
necessary to issue a de novo decision.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that judgment in favor of Plaintiff shall issue.
Dated this _29th_ day of November, 2017
Stephan M. Vidmar
United States Magistrate Judge
Approved by Danielle A. Pedderson and via e-mail by Justin Raines on November 27,
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