Jeffrey Schweinfurth, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Shirley S. Chater, Commissioner of Social Securityadministration, Defendant-appellee, 112 F.3d 517 (9th Cir. 1997)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 112 F.3d 517 (9th Cir. 1997) Submitted April 21, 1997. *Decided April 24, 1997

Before BROWNING, THOMPSON, and HAWKINS, Circuit Judges.


Jeffrey Schweinfurth appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of the Commissioner of Social Security Administration ("Commissioner"), in Schweinfurth's action under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), seeking judicial review of the Commissioner's denial of Schweinfurth's application for social security disability benefits. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291.

We review de novo a district court's order upholding the Commissioner's denial of benefits. Smolen v. Chater, 80 F.3d 1273, 1279 (9th Cir. 1996). Our scope of review, however, is limited, and the Commissioner's decision must be affirmed if it is supported by substantial evidence and the Commissioner applied the correct legal standard. See Flaten v. Secretary of Health & Human Servs., 44 F.3d 1453, 1457 (9th Cir. 1995).

Upon reviewing the record, we affirm for the reasons stated by the magistrate judge in his order filed March 14, 1996.



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4


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