Lesterhuis v. Colvin, No. 14-3779 (2d Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff appealed the denial of social security disability benefits, alleging that the Appeals Council erred by failing to provide an explanation for why it disregarded the treating physician’s opinion and that the ALJ’s decision is not supported by substantial evidence in light of a treating physician’s opinion. The court agreed and held that, based on the record, including the physician's opinion, the ALJ's determination is not supported by substantial evidence in the record. Accordingly, the court vacated the judgment and remanded for further proceedings.