Garrison v. Colvin, No. 12-15103 (9th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff appealed the denial of Social Security benefits. The court concluded that the ALJ erred in rejecting medical opinions, that she misunderstood a state examiner's opinion of plaintiff's impairments, and that she failed to meet the requirement of offering specific, clear, and convincing reasons for discrediting plaintiff's symptom testimony. The court reversed the district court's decision to remand the case to the ALJ for further proceedings and, instead, remanded to the district court with instructions to remand to the ALJ for a calculation and award of appropriate benefits. Plaintiff unquestionably satisfies all three conditions of the credit-as-true rule and a careful review of the record disclosed no reason to seriously doubt that she is, in fact, disabled.