Snelling v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 28

ORDER granting 27 Motion to Remand signed by Hon. S. Kate Vaughan. (KMP)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON TACOMA DIVISION 8 9 10 KATHLEEN D. SNELLING, 11 Plaintiff, 12 vs. Case No. C20-6076-SKV 13 COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED MOTION FOR REMAND 14 Defendant. 15 The Commissioner’s final decision is REVERSED and REMANDED for further 16 administrative proceedings before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). On remand, the Social 17 Security Appeals Council shall direct the ALJ to reevaluate the medical evidence, including the 18 opinion of Kristin Erickson, M.D.; reevaluate Plaintiff’s symptom allegations; reevaluate 19 Plaintiff’s residual functional capacity; and continue with the sequential evaluation. The ALJ 20 will seek supplemental vocational expert advice, if warranted. The ALJ will take any further 21 action needed to complete the administrative record and issue a new decision. Remand shall be made under sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). See Melkonyan v. 22 23 Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89 (1991). Upon proper presentation, the Court will consider Plaintiff’s 24 Page 1 [PROPOSED] ORDER - C20-6076-SKV 1 2 3 application for reasonable attorney fees and expenses pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d) and costs as enumerated in 28 U.S.C. § 1920, under 28 U.S.C. § 2412(a). Dated this 15th day of July, 2021. 4 5 A 6 7 S. KATE VAUGHAN United States Magistrate Judge 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Presented by: s/ Ryan T. Lu RYAN T. LU Special Assistant United States Attorney Office of the General Counsel Social Security Administration 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2900 M/S 221A Seattle, WA 98104-7075 Telephone: (206) 615-2034 Fax: (206) 615-2531 Ryan.Lu@ssa.gov 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Page 2 [PROPOSED] ORDER - C20-6076-SKV

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