Bryan v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER granting 10 Motion to Remand Pursuant to Sentence Six of 42 U.S.C. 405(g). Signed by Honorable Cameron McGowan Currie on 07/02/2013.(bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
LaRisha C. Bryan,
) Civil Action No. 1:13-00202-CMC-SVH
Carolyn W. Colvin,1
Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
Defendant, the Commissioner of Social Security, with consent of Plaintiff, has moved this
Court, pursuant to sentence six of 42 U.S.C. §405(g), to remand this case for further administrative
Upon remand, the Appeals Council will direct the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) to
further address the additional medical evidence; recontact Plaintiff’s treating physicians; reassess
Plaintiff’s obesity and its impact on her conditions; order a consultative mental examination to assess
Plaintiff’s depression; and afford a new hearing, where the ALJ will seek testimony from a
vocational expert regarding all appropriate limitations.
Pursuant to the power of this Court to enter a remand to the Commissioner of Social Security
under sentence six of 42 U.S.C. §405(g), this matter is REMANDED for further proceedings under
Carolyn W. Colvin is substituted as the Defendant in this action because she became the
Acting Commissioner of Social Security on February 14, 2013. As provided in the Social
Security Act, “[a]ny action instituted in accordance with this subsection shall survive
notwithstanding any change in the person occupying the office of Commissioner of Social
Security or any vacancy in such office.” 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). For ease, the court refers to the
Acting Commissioner as the Commissioner.
sentence six of 42 U.S.C. §405(g). See Melkonyan v. Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89 (1991). No judgment
shall be entered in this matter at this time.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
S/ Cameron McGowan Currie
CAMERON MCGOWAN CURRIE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Columbia, South Carolina
July 2, 2013
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