Mascio v. Colvin, No. 13-2088 (4th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Bonnilyn Mascio filed an application with the Social Security Administration for supplemental security income benefits, alleging that she was disabled from degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, and adjustment disorder. An administrative law judge (ALJ) found that Mascio was not disabled. The district court reversed. On remand, a second ALJ found that Mascio was not disabled and denied her application. The district court upheld the denial of benefits. The Fourth Circuit reversed, holding that the ALJ erred (1) in assessing Mascio’s residual functional capacity because he did not conduct a function-by-function analysis; (2) by not considering Mascio’s moderate limitation in her ability to maintain her concentration, persistence, or pace; and (3) by determining Mascio’s residual functional capacity before assessing her credibility. Remanded.