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Georgia District Court Reverses ALJ

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Georgia District Court Reverses ALJ

January 6, 2017.  In this case, a claimant with severe degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine and obesity was denied benefits, finding she could perform work that required her to lift up to 50 pounds.  We successfully argued that the ALJ improperly discredited the claimant’s complaints of pain based on her activities of daily living; the district court further found that the ALJ failing to cite a particular activity that allowed her to lift up to 50 pounds when he used her activities of daily living to show that she could perform this type of work.  The district court reversed and remanded for further proceedings.

OBL Staff