Watts v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION adopting 14 Report and Recommendation, reversing the decision of the Commissioner pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) and remanding the matter further proceedings. Signed by Honorable Richard M. Gergel on 09/26/2017. (bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Nancy A. Berrryhill, Acting Commissioner )
of Social Security,
Civil Action No. 2: 17-127-RMG
This matter comes before the Court for judicial review of the final decision of the
Commissioner of Social Security denying Plaintiffs application for Disability Insurance Benefits
("DIB") and Supplemental Security Income ("(" SSI"). In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)
and Local Rule 73 .02, D.S.C., this matter was referred to the United States Magistrate Judge for
pretrial handling. The Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation (R & R) on
September 12, 201 7, recommending that the decision of the Commissioner be reversed and
remanded to the agency because of the apparent conflict between the testimony of the vocational
expert and the DOT and the failure of any fact finder to weigh and reconcile the new and material
medical evidence provided to the Appeals Council. (Dkt. No. 14 at 22-35). The Commissioner
has advised the Court that she does not intend to file objections to the R & R. (Dkt. No. 15).
The Court has reviewed the R & R and the record evidence and finds that the Magistrate
Judge has ably addressed the factual and legal issues in this matter. Therefore, the Court
ADOPTS the Report and Recommendation as the order of this Court, REVERSES the decision
of the Commissioner pursuant to Sentence Four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), and REMANDS the
matter to the Commissioner for further proceedings consistent with this order.
AND IT IS SO ORDERED.
Charleston, South Carolina
September "tiP, 2017
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