Veltkamp v. Berryhill

Filing 14

ORDER granting parties' 13 Stipulated Motion to Remand. This Court hereby REVERSES the Commissioner's decision under sentence four of 42 U.S.C. §405(g) and REMANDS the case to the Commissioner for further proceedings. See Melkonyan v. Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89 (1991). Signed by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (TH)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 JOEL VELTKAMP, 10 Plaintiff, ORDER v. 11 12 CASE NO. C17-5467-JCC NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, 13 14 Defendant. 15 16 17 18 This matter comes before the Court on the parties’ stipulated motion to remand for further proceedings (Dkt. No. 13). The motion is GRANTED. The Court ORDERS that the Commissioner’s decision in regard to Plaintiff’s application 19 for disability insurance and supplemental security income payments under Titles II and XVI of 20 the Social Security Act be REVERSED and REMANDED to the Commissioner of Social 21 Security for further administrative proceedings, including a new hearing and a new decision. 22 The Appeals Council agrees to affirm the Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) finding that 23 Plaintiff was disabled for the period between February 27, 2009 and April 3, 2015. The Appeals 24 Council agrees to remand this case to an ALJ for resolution of the following issues for the period 25 beginning April 4, 2015 the ALJ will: reevaluate the improvement in Plaintiff’s condition, 26 including a reevaluation of the medical opinion evidence; reconsider Plaintiff’s subjective ORDER C17-5467-JCC PAGE - 1 1 statements; reassess Plaintiff’s residual functional capacity; and, if necessary, obtain 2 supplemental evidence from a vocational expert. 3 This Court hereby REVERSES the Commissioner’s decision under sentence four of 42 4 U.S.C. §405(g) and REMANDS the case to the Commissioner for further proceedings. See 5 Melkonyan v. Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89 (1991). 6 DATED this 14th day of November, 2017. A 7 8 9 John C. Coughenour UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ORDER C17-5467-JCC PAGE - 2

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