Hill v. Colvin, No. 15-1230 (7th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff applied for disability benefits, listing eight impairments. The Social Security Administration denied Plaintiff’s application and did so again on reconsideration. The next year, Plaintiff testified before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The ALJ disbelieved Plaintiff’s testimony that she could not sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time and denied Plaintiff’s application for Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income. The Appeals Council denied review, making the ALJ’s decision the final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security. Plaintiff challenged the ALJ’s adverse credibility finding on appeal. The Seventh Circuit reversed, holding that the ALJ’s analysis was flawed in several respects, and the ALJ’s mistakes in evaluating Plaintiff’s credibility were not harmless. Remanded.