Morgan, Jr. v. Colvin, No. 15-30322 (5th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Plantiff filed suit challenging the denial of his claim for disability benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 423. Because the ALJ based his decision on a credibility assessment of plaintiff's testimony without holding an additional hearing as required by the Hearings, Appeals, and Litigation Law Manual (HALLEX), the court held that defendant was prejudiced by the HALLEX violation. Accordingly, the court reversed and remanded with instructions that the case be remanded to the Commissioner for further proceedings.