Bliege v. Colvin

Filing 16

ORDER ADOPTING 17 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 15 granting Stipulated Motion to REVERSE and REMAND pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. Section 405(g), to the Commissioner for further administrative proceedings; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN) Modified on 5/23/2017 (MET).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 8 9 10 WILLIAM BLIEGE, Plaintiff, 11 13 14 ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION v. 12 CASE NO. 3:17-cv-05001 RBL JRC NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Defendant. 15 16 17 The Court, having reviewed the Report and Recommendation of Judge J. Richard 18 Creatura, United States Magistrate Judge, on Defendant’s Stipulated Motion for Remand (Dkt. 19 15), and the relevant record, does hereby find and ORDER: 20 (1) The Court adopts the Report and Recommendation. 21 (2) Based on the stipulation of the parties, it is ORDERED that, pursuant to sentence 22 four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), the Commissioner’s decision in regard to plaintiff’s application for 23 Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income under Titles II and XVI, 24 ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION - 1 1 respectively, of the Social Security Act is REVERSED and REMANDED to the Commissioner 2 of Social Security for further administrative proceedings before an Administrative Law Judge 3 (ALJ), a de novo hearing, and a new decision. On remand, the ALJ shall provide plaintiff with 4 an opportunity to submit additional evidence; if warranted, reassess plaintiff’s residual functional 5 capacity; obtain supplemental evidence from a vocational expert to determine whether there are a 6 significant number of jobs in the national economy that plaintiff can perform; before relying on 7 the vocational expert evidence, identify and resolve any conflicts between the occupational 8 evidence provided by the vocational expert and information in the Dictionary of Occupational 9 Titles (DOT) (Social Security Ruling 00-4p); give plaintiff an opportunity for a hearing; and 10 11 12 issue a new decision; and (3) Plaintiff shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees and costs pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d), following proper request to this Court; and 13 (4) The Clerk is directed to enter Judgment and close this case. 14 Dated this 23rd day of May, 2017. 16 A 17 Ronald B. Leighton United States District Judge 15 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION - 2

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