Brown v. Astrue, No. 10-3435 (3d Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
A 51-year-old man with a history of violent crime and drug abuse, applied for SSI (42 U.S.C. 1381). He alleged disability beginning in April 2002 due to bipolar disorder and anxiety. The application was denied in October 2006. An ALJ determined that petitioner was not disabled because he has been capable of making a successful adjustment to other work that exists in significant numbers in the national economy. The appeals council denied review. The district court upheld the decision and the Third Circuit affirmed. Any error in the district court's articulation of the standard of review was harmless, and the commissioner's determination was supported by substantial evidence.