UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 17, 2011
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sandra M. Snyder United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DIRECTING SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING
Plaintiff has appealed the Commissioner's denial of his August 2, 2005 application for supplemental security income pursuant to Title XVI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.) (the "Act"). Plaintiff was previously denied supplemental security income following his October 4, 2002 application for disability benefits and did not appeal the Commissioner's decision.
The matter is currently before the Court on the parties' cross-briefs, which were submitted, without oral argument, to the Honorable Sandra M. Snyder, United States Magistrate Judge. This Court hereby directs supplemental briefing addressing the whether the holding of Chavez v. Bowen, 844 F.2d 691, 693 (9th Cir. 1988), applies in this case, and if so, whether remand is necessary to permit the Commissioner to evaluate the 2005 application in light of his decision in the 2002 case.
Each party is directed to submit its supplemental brief on or before August 31, 2011. If necessary, either or both parties may submit a response to the opposing party's brief on or before September 9, 2011. The matter shall then be deemed submitted for decision pursuant to Local Rule 230(h) (Fed. R. Civ. P. 78).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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