Boyd v. Colvin, No. 15-2980 (8th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff appealed the denial of supplemental security income (SSI) and disability insurance benefits (DIB). Plaintiff alleged disability due to diabetes mellitus, heart problems, fatigue, and chest, back and leg pain. The court concluded that substantial evidence supports the ALJ's finding that plaintiff has the residual functioning capacity to perform sedentary work; the ALJ properly discounted the opinion of plaintiff's physician, Dr. Johnson, based upon lack of support in the examination record; the ALJ adequately explained that he discounted plaintiff's description of limited daily activities because it could not be adequately verified, was inconsistent with the “relatively weak medical evidence,” and was not supported by corresponding specific restrictions on activities imposed by a treating physician; and the ALJ did not err in accepting the testimony of the vocational expert where the testimony constituted substantial evidence to support the ALJ's finding at step five of the sequential evaluation process. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.