Mitchell v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration, No. 13-15318 (11th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff appealed the denial of his application for supplemental security income (SSI). The court concluded that substantial evidence supported the ALJ's decision denying plaintiff's application for SSI where the ALJ's decision in this case was not a broad rejection and was sufficient to enable the district court and this court to conclude that the ALJ considered plaintiff's medical condition as whole. The court held that the Appeals Council is not required to explain its rationale when denying a request for review and concluded that the new evidence plaintiff submitted did not render the Commissioner's denial of benefits erroneous. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.