Snider v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER adopting 17 Report and Recommendation. The Court reverses the decision of the Commissioner pursuant to Sentence Four of42 U.S.C. § 405(g), and remands the matter to the Commissioner for further proceedings consistent with this order. Signed by Honorable Richard M Gergel on 11/17/2016.(abuc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Carolyn W. Colvin, Commissioner of
Civil Action No. 6: 14-2585-RMG
This matter comes before the Court for judicial review of the final decision of the
Commissioner of Social Security denying Plaintiff's application for Disability Insurance Benefits
("DIB"). 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 October 26, 2015 recommending that the decision
of the Commissioner be reversed and remanded to the agency. (Dkt. No. 17). The Magistrate
Judge's recommendation is based on (1) the failure to consider Plaintiff's chronic diarrhea in the
RFC analysis; and (2) the failure to weigh new and material medical opinions received for the
first time by the Appeals Council from treating health care providers and to reconcile that new
and material evidence with other medical opinions in the record that had been credited by the
ALJ, as required by Meyer v. Astrue, 662 F.3d 700, 706-07 (4th Cir. 2011). The Commissioner
has filed a reply to the R & R indicating that she does not intend to file any objections to the R &
R of the Magistrate Judge. (Dkt. No. 19).
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 and correctly concluded that
the decision of the Commissioner should be reversed and remanded. Therefore, the Court
ADOPTS the Report and Recommendation as the order ofthis Court (Dkt.. No. 17),
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
AND IT IS SO ORDERED.
United States District Judge
Charleston, .~uth Carolina
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