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