Lawson v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 15

ORDER signed by Hon. Michelle L. Peterson, re the parties' 14 Motion to Remand. (TF)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON TACOMA DIVISION 8 9 10 JENNIFER LAWSON, 11 Plaintiff, 12 vs. 13 Civil No. 3:24-CV-05018-MLP ORDER COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, 14 Defendant. 15 Based on the parties’ agreement and stipulation, and good cause shown, it is hereby 16 17 ORDERED as follows: 1. Pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), the above-captioned case is reverse d and 18 remanded to the Defendant Commissioner of Social Security for further administrative 19 proceedings and a new decision with respect to Plaintiff Jennifer Lawson’s applications for 20 Supplemental Security Income under Title XVI of the Social Security Act, respectively. 21 2. On remand, the administrative law judge (ALJ) shall: a. Reassess the medical opinions and prior administrative medical finding, including 22 the opinion of William R. Wilkinson, EdD; 23 24 Page 1 ORDER - [3:24-CV-05018-MLP] 1 b. As necessary, reassess the claimant’s residual functional capacity, the step-four 2 finding, and step-five finding; and 3 c. Offer the claimant the opportunity for a hearing, take further action to complete the 4 5 administrative record resolving the above issues, and issue a new decision. 3. 6 Plaintiff shall be entitled to move for reasonable attorney fees and costs, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d). 7 DATED this 9th day of May, 2024. 8 A 9 MICHELLE L. PETERSON United States Magistrate Judge 10 11 12 13 Presented by: 14 s/ Lars J. Nelson LARS J. NELSON Special Assistant United States Attorney Office of Program Litigation, Office 7 Office of the General Counsel Social Security Administration 6401 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21235 Telephone: (206) 615-3717 Fax: (206) 615-2531 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Page 2 ORDER - [3:24-CV-05018-MLP]

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