United States District Court, District of Columbia
DEBORAH A. ROBINSON United States Magistrate Judge
case was assigned to the undersigned United States Magistrate
Judge for all purposes. See 06/23/2015 Referral (ECF
No. 12). Currently for determination by the
undersigned are Plaintiffs Motion for Summary Judgment
("Plaintiffs Motion") (ECF No. 15) and
Defendant's Motion for Judgment of Affirmance and in
Opposition to Motion for Judgment of Reversal
("Defendant's Motion") (ECF No. 16). Upon
consideration of the motions, the memoranda in support
thereof and in opposition thereto, the administrative record
("AR") (ECF No. 6), and the entire record herein,
Plaintiffs motion will be granted in part and denied in part,
and Defendant's motion will be denied.
Charles Jacob Jr. brings this action seeking judicial review
of a final decision by Defendant Acting Commissioner of the
Social Security Administration, pursuant to Section 405(g) of
the Social Security Act, 42U.S.C. §§ 401 et
seq. ("SSA"). Plaintiffs Memorandum in Support
of Plaintiff s Motion for Summary Judgment ("Plaintiffs
Memorandum") (ECF No. 15) at 1.
April 26, 2011, Plaintiff applied for Supplemental Security
Income ("SSI") and Disability Insurance Benefits
("DIB"), alleging disability since January 1, 2000.
AR at 180-87, 203. His claims were denied initially and upon
reconsideration. AR at 73-115.
Plaintiff requested an administrative hearing, which took
place on June 3, 2013. AR at 15. On August 8, 2013, an
Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") issued a
determination, finding that Plaintiff was not disabled.
ARat29. On February 2, 2015, the Commissioner denied
Plaintiffs request for a review of the ALJ's decision. AR
of the ALJ's Ruling
August 8, 2013, the ALJ issued a written opinion, concluding
that Plaintiff (referred to by the ALJ as "the
claimant") was "not disabled under section
1614(a)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act." ARat29.
Specifically, the ALJ made the following eleven summary
1. The claimant meets the insured status requirements of the
Social Security Act through December 31, 2000.
2. The claimant has not engaged in substantial gainful
activity since January 1, 2000, the alleged onset date.
3. The claimant has the following severe impairments:
degenerative disc disease and affective disorder.
4. The claimant does not have an impairment or combination of
impairments that meets or medically equals the severity of
one of the listed impairments in 20 CFR Part 404, Subpart P,
5. After careful consideration of the entire record, I find
that the claimant has the residual functional capacity to
perform simple, unskilled (SVP 1 or SVP 2) light work as
defined in 20 CFR 404.1567(b) and 416.967(b).
6. The claimant is unable to perform any past relevant work.
7. The claimant was born on December 11, 1964, and was 35
years old, which is defined as a younger individual age
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