Ronald Gibson, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Shirley S. Chater, Commissioner, Social Securityadministration,* Defendant-appellee, 87 F.3d 1318 (9th Cir. 1996)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 87 F.3d 1318 (9th Cir. 1996) Argued and Submitted May 8, 1996. Decided June 5, 1996

Before: GOODWIN and SCHROEDER, Circuit Judges, ARMSTRONG, District Judge.** 


Plaintiff Ronald Gibson appeals the judgment of the district court affirming the final decision of the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration denying him disability benefits under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 401 et seq. According to the ruling of the Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ"), Gibson was denied disability benefits because his impairments do not prevent him from performing his past relevant work. The district court affirmed.

Our review is limited to the question of whether the findings of the ALJ are supported by substantial evidence in the record as a whole and based upon the correct legal standards. Drouin v. Sullivan, 966 F.2d 1255, 1257 (9th Cir. 1992). Substantial evidence is more than a scintilla but less than a preponderance. Matney v. Sullivan, 981 F.2d 1016, 1019 (9th Cir. 1992). That standard was met.



Pursuant to P.L. No. 103-296, the Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act of 1994, the function of the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Social Security cases was transferred to the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, effective March 31, 1995. In accordance with section 106(d) of the Act, Shirley S. Chater, the Commissioner of Social Security, is substituted for Donna E. Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services, as the defendant


Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong, United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, sitting by designation


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