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Monday, April 02, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a remand

In Arnett v. Astrue, SS Comm. (ND Ind., Miller), a 16-page opinion, Circuit Judge Wood writes:

Laenise Arnett suffers from a number of medical problems, including peripheral vascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoarthritis, obesity, vascular dementia, depression, panic disorder, and anxiety. As a result, she sought Disability Insurance Benefits (“DIB”) from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”), but she was unsuccessful before the agency. After the Appeals Council denied review of the Administrative Law Judge’s adverse decision, she sought review in the district court pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Once again, she did not prevail. She now appeals to this court, seeking to persuade us that the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) failed properly to assess her residual functional capacity. We agree with her, and so we remand her case to the agency for further proceedings.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 2, 2012 12:52 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions