Sheets v. Astrue

Remand in SSI Disability Case - combo analysis and claimant credibility

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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILTY CASE

FIBROMYALGIA AND OBESITY

REMAND FOR ALJ'S FAILURE TO CONDUCT COMBO ANALYSIS

REMAND FOR FAILURE TO ACCORD CREDIBILITY TO CLAIMANT'S TESTIMONY

In this case, Ms. Sheets suffered from many physical disabilities, but the most profound were fibromyalgia and obesity. Here, the district court remanded the matter because the Administrative Law Judge failed to conduct the required analysis to determine if a combination of the claimant's disabilities met or equalled a listing, rendering her disabled for SSI disability purposes. Further, he chastised the ALJ for finding her not credible as to her testimony on pain, suffering and activities of daily living, saying that because her testimony was in line with the medical evidence of record, she was credible.

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Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 7th Circuit, Indiana | United States


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