United States District Court, S.D. California
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY
JUDGMENT AND GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY
JUDGMENT [DOC. NOS. 16, 19]
A. HOUSTON United States District Judge
Crawford (“Plaintiff”), filed this action seeking
judicial review of a final decision of the Commissioner of
the Social Security Administration (“Defendant”)
denying Plaintiff's claim for Supplemental Security
Income disability benefits pursuant to 42 U.S.C. section
filed a motion for summary judgment seeking reversal or
remand of the Defendant's decision. Defendant filed a
cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition to
Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff filed
a reply in support of his motion for summary judgment. After
a thorough review of the parties' submissions, along with
the entire record submitted in this matter, and for the
reasons set forth below, this Court DENIES Plaintiff's
motion for reversal or remand of the Commissioner's
administrative decision, and GRANTS Defendant's
cross-motion for summary judgment.
who was born on October 20, 1967, is currently 49 years of
age. AR at 213. He has past relevant work
experience in construction and alleges he has been disabled
since June 24, 2011. AR at 74-75, 213.
December 22, 2008, Plaintiff filed an application for
disability insurance benefits and an application for
supplemental security income alleging a disability beginning
December 8, 2007. AR at 88. Following a hearing, an
administrative law judge (“ALJ”) issued an
unfavorable decision on June 23, 2011. AR at 85. Plaintiff
did not seek further review.
January 7, 2013, Plaintiff filed an application for
supplemental security income asserting a disability beginning
June 24, 2011. AR at 213. The Commissioner of the Social
Security Administration denied the claim on May 24, 2013, and
again denied the claim upon reconsideration on November 5,
2013. AR at 136, 143. Plaintiff filed a request for a
hearing, and appeared and testified at the hearing on
February 26, 2015. AR at 71, 149. The ALJ issued an
unfavorable decision on April 3, 2015. AR at 39. Plaintiff
filed a request for review of the ALJ's decision and the
Appeals Council denied the request. AR at 1-4.
filed the instant complaint on September 28, 2015.
See Doc. No. 1. Defendant filed an answer on
December 14, 2015. See Doc. No. 13. Thereafter,
Plaintiff filed the pending motion seeking reversal or remand
of the Commissioner's administrative and Defendant filed
a cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition.
See Doc. Nos. 16, 19. Plaintiff filed a reply brief
in opposition to Defendant's cross-motion for summary
judgment. See Doc. No. 21.
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