Phillips v. Berryhill
ORDER REVERSING AND REMANDING FOR FURTHER ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS re 27 Motion to Remand signed by Hon. James P. Donohue. (KMP)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
Case No. C17-5421-JPD
ORDER REVERSING AND REMANDING
FOR FURTHER ADMINISTRATIVE
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security,
Plaintiff brought this action to seek judicial review of the denial of his application for
disability benefits by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Dkt. 4. The
parties have stipulated that this case should be reversed and remanded for further administrative
proceedings pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Dkt. 27.
Based on the stipulation of the parties, the Court ORDERS that this case be REVERSED
and REMANDED for further administrative proceedings before an Administrative Law Judge
(“ALJ”). On remand, the ALJ shall:
further consider the medical opinions of Clark Ashworth, Ph.D., Peter Weiss,
Ph.D., and Phyllis Sanchez, Ph.D.;
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reevaluate whether the claimant’s mental limitations meet or equal a listing,
consulting a medical expert if necessary, and, if they do not, reassess Plaintiff’s
residual functional capacity; and
supplemental vocational expert testimony.
as needed to reevaluate steps 4 and 5 of the sequential evaluation process, obtain
The ALJ shall also offer plaintiff an opportunity for a de novo hearing, and shall issue a
new decision. Plaintiff may also present new arguments and further medical evidence, if such
evidence becomes available.
DATED this 12th day of February, 2018.
JAMES P. DONOHUE
Chief United States Magistrate Judge
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