Joshua Kochen v. Commissioner, Social Security, No. 18-1155 (8th Cir. 2018)

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Court Description: Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Gruender and Erickson, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Social security. Substantial evidence on the record as a whole supported denial of the claim for disability benefits; specifically, the ALJ's determination of claimant's Residual Functional Capacity was supported by substantial evidence.
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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 18-1155 ___________________________ Joshua D. Kochen lllllllllllllllllllllPlaintiff - Appellant v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration lllllllllllllllllllllDefendant - Appellee ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the District of Nebraska - Omaha ____________ Submitted: December 14, 2018 Filed: December 27, 2018 [Unpublished] ____________ Before WOLLMAN, GRUENDER, and ERICKSON, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Joshua D. Kochen appeals from the order of the District Court1 affirming the denial of disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income. After de 1 The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska. novo review of the record and consideration of Kochen’s arguments for reversal, we conclude that substantial evidence on the record as a whole supports the decision. See Fentress v. Berryhill, 854 F.3d 1016, 1019-20 (8th Cir. 2017) (discussing standard of review). Specifically, the administrative law judge’s (ALJ’s) determination on Kochen’s residual functional capacity (RFC) is supported by substantial evidence. See Hensley v. Colvin, 829 F.3d 926, 931-32 (8th Cir. 2016) (noting that claimant has burden to establish his RFC); Wildman v. Astrue, 596 F.3d 959, 969 (8th Cir. 2010) (holding that RFC is influenced by determination that claimant’s allegations are not credible, and that ALJ is not obligated to include limitations from opinions he properly disregarded). The judgment is affirmed. ______________________________ -2-