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April 13, 2018
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ENTRY REVIEWING THE COMMISSIONER'S DECISION - Plaintiff Jerry Zeilinga filed an application for disability insurance benefits in April 2014, Filing No. 8- 5 at 2], alleging a disability onset date of March 1, 2011, Filing No. 8-6 at 2. His application was denied initially, [Filing No. 8-3 at 2], and upon reconsideration, Filing No. 8-3 at 10. Administrative Law Judge Ronald T. Jordan ("ALJ") held a hearing on November 2, 2016. Filing No. 8-2 at 30-45. On January 18, 2017, the ALJ issued an opinion concluding that Mr. Zeilinga was not disabled as defined by the Social Security Act. Filing No. 8-2 at 15- 26. The Appeals Council denied review, making the ALJ's decision the Commissioner's final decision subject to judicial review. Filing No. 8-2 at 2- 7. Mr. Zeilinga timely filed his Complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), asking this Court to review his denial of benefits. Filing No. 1. For the reasons detailed herein, the Court VACATES the ALJ's decision denying Mr. Zeilinga benefits and REMANDS this matter for further proceedings pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §405(g) (sentence 4) as detailed above. Final Judgment will issue accordingly. Signed by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson on 4/13/2018.(JDC)