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17-3877 - BLACK v. BERRYHILL

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17-3877 - BLACK v. BERRYHILL
June 1, 2018
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ENTRY REVIEWING THE COMMISSIONER'S DECISION - Plaintiff Todd Black applied for disability insurance benefits from the Social Security Administration ("SSA") on September 5, 2014, alleging an onset date of March 12, 2011. [Filing No. 13-2 at 12.] His application was initially denied on January 15, 2015, [Filing No. 13-4 at 2], and upon reconsideration on April 23, 2015, [Filing No. 13-4 at 9]. Administrative Law Judge Albert J. Velasquez (the "ALJ") held a hearing on February 13, 2017. [Filing No. 13-2 at 52-78.] The ALJ issued a decision on May 12, 2017, concluding that Mr. Black was not entitled to receive disability insurance benefits. [Filing No. 13-2 at 9.] The Appeals Council denied review on August 22, 2017. [Filing No. 13-2 at 2.] On October 25, 2017, Mr. Black timely filed this civil action, asking the Court to review the denial of benefits pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). [Filing No. 1.] For the reasons detailed herein, the Court REVERSES the ALJ's decision denying Mr. Black 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. (SEE ENTRY). Signed by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson on 6/1/2018.(APD)