United States District Court, E.D. California
CAROLYN K. DELANEY, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
seeks judicial review of a final decision of the Commissioner
of Social Security (“Commissioner”) denying
applications for Disability Income Benefits
(“DIB”) and Supplemental Security Income
(“SSI”) under Titles II and XVI of the Social
Security Act (“Act”), respectively. For the
reasons discussed below, the court will deny plaintiff's
motion for summary judgment and grant the Commissioner's
cross-motion for summary judgment.
born 1971, applied on June 21, 2013 for DIB and SSI, alleging
disability beginning January 1, 2009. Administrative
Transcript (“AT”) 163-173. Plaintiff alleged she
was unable to work due to bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD,
premenstrual dysforic [sic] disorder, anxiety and sleeping
issues. AT 185. In a decision dated December 15, 2014, the
ALJ determined that plaintiff was not disabled. AT 16-24. The ALJ
made the following findings (citations to 20 C.F.R. omitted):
1. The claimant meets the insured status requirements of the
Social Security Act through December 31, 2013.
2. The claimant has not engaged in substantial gainful
activity since January 1, 2009, the alleged onset date.
3. The claimant has the following severe impairments: major
depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
4. The claimant does not have an impairment or combination of
impairments that meets or medically equals one of the listed
impairments in 20 CFR Part 404, Subpart P, Appendix 1.
5. After careful consideration of the entire record, the
undersigned finds that the claimant has the residual
functional capacity to perform a full range of work at all
exertional levels but with the following non-exertional
limitations: She can perform simple unskilled work.
6. The claimant is capable of performing past relevant work
as a housekeeper. This work does not require the performance
of work-related activities precluded by the claimant's
residual functional capacity.
7. The claimant has not been under a disability, as defined
in the Social Security Act, from January 1, 2009, through the
date of this decision.