Allen v. Astrue, No. 6:2010cv00035 - Document 37 (W.D. Va. 2012)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Michael F. Urbanski on May 29, 2012. (sfc)
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Alen di notappealt trs t hat i l ch e ed he si l d he i t wo de asofhi cli bu di a a t t r TheAd nitaieLa J e(WLJ' ds se nil s am t d ppe lhe hid. mi srtv w udg ( ' imisd ) Ale srqu tfrahe rn o a nitai rsj diaagrun , ndt App al Co i ln' e es o aig n dmi srtve e u c t o ds a he e s uncl denid hi r e s eques f r ew . l t i t s t A len chalengest Com m i i t or evi n he ns ant ui, l l he ssoner' deni of s al hi t r cl m f beneft . s hid ai or is Thi m a tr i cur enty bef et courton t Com m isi s te s r l or he he s oner' M oton f Sum m ar s i or y J dg n ( . 31 a plitf sMotonf Re nd( t#33 .Th c tpe ousy u me t Dkt# ) nd anif i or ma Dk. ) e our rvi l d nidamoint dimisf lc ofurs ci fldb t Commison rbe a eiwas ee to o s s or a k j iditon ie y he si e c us t prmaur.ByOr e dae Au t4,2 1t co r stfrhas e te d r td gus 01 ,he u t e ot ummayj r udgme brei nt itng schedul and diect t Comm isi e r ed he s onert fl t adm i s r tvet ans i sr atng t o ie he nit a i r crpt el i o - r n c i s ve e ie d he s ue i f d. s pl ntf' t ee DI applcatons. Thet a s rpt ha be n fl d an t i s sbre e Thi ai if s hr B i i matri no rpef aj c to te s w i or dudiain. 1. Alen fl hi frs Dl applcaton on N ovem ber20,2002,alegi di abiiy begi ng l ied s i t B i i l ng s lt nni S pe e 1 , 0 0se n fo teijre h s san di amoo c cea cd n .( 4 e tmb r 0 2 0 tmmig r m h nu is e utie n try l c ie t R. 5 47,5 )Ale scam wasde e o Mac l 20 ( 37. TheNoieofDia ove 4. ln' li nid n rh 3, 03. R. ) tc sppr d Cl m sat ai t es: The evi dence s s you had an above t knee amput i and how he aton depr son. Addii es i tonal evi dence was needed t docum ent t o he serous i ness of your condii ton. For t r hat eason you wer s 2 e ent l t sasw el as a lterwas s t t t r pary cont tt you eter l et ent o he hid t ac hat lsed r it eques i t you cont ct your diabiiy det m i i tng hat a s lt er naton a ay trg r igas e ilme ia e a n to f ry u a d y u n ls e adn j ca dc l x miain o o , n o and yourt r pary dl notr hid t d espond. The evi dence needed t deci your cl m i notavaiabl t us. o de ai s l eo You have not cooper ed i obt ni t evi at n ai ng he dence necess y t ar o show you ar diabl s yourcl m f beneft mustbedeni e s ed o ai or is ed. ( 37 38) Ale di n a pe t sd nil R. - . ln d ot p al hi e a . A len fl a s l ied econd D 1 applcaton on Oct r 10,2007,alegi di abiiy asof B i i obe l ng s lt Sept ber10,2000 due t am put i oft l tl above t knee and bi ardior em o aton he ef eg he pol s der. ( 1 -2,21 )Thi a iainwa de e byt Commiso ronMa c 6, R. 909 2. s pplc to s nid he sine r h 2008.( 28, R. 1 ) TheNo ieo Dia pr dCli saes 85. tc f s p ove am tt : The evi dence shows t t your l tl w as am put ed. However ha ef eg at , wih t use of a pr l fted pr t s you ar abl t wal t he opery it oshesi, e e o k w ihoutcr chesora cane. Alhough you experence pai you ar t ut t i n, e abl t sand and w al w ihi a nor alwor day. The evi e o t k tn m k dence s s t your condii has not afect your abiiy t how hat ton f ed lt o undert sand, r ember cooper t w ih ot s or per or nor al em a e t her f m m d i a tvte . Th e ie c s o n oh r c n iin whc al cii s e vd n e h ws o te o dto ih y i si fcanty lm isyourabiiy t w or . gnli l i t lt o k W e r a i e t t yo c ndii ke t you f o doi t t pe of e lz ha ur o ton p rm ng he y w or t you have done i t pas ,butdurng t tm e you w er k hat n he t i he i e i ur f di lt beneft your condii di not keep you ns ed or sabiiy is, ton d fom doi l s dem andi wor r ng es ng k. ( 28 1 )Ag n, lndi nota pe lt sde a. R. , 85. ai Ale d p a hi nil OnFe u r 2 2 Ale fldat r DI a iai ( 33536. l t s bray 0, 009, ln ie hid B pplc ton. R. - ) n hi applcaton,A len agai aleged di lt asofSept be 10,2000,due t am put ton oft l i i l n l sabiiy em r o ai he eû lg a ov t k e biolrdior e a de r s i ( 33 338 3 ) On Aprl27, 09,he e b e he ne , p a s d r nd p e son. R. 5, , 55. i 20 t Com m isi deni t cl m ,st i . s oner ed he ai atng' Y ou do notqualf f be is becaus t s applcaton concer iy or neft e hi i i ns t s e i ues whi w er deci w hen an ear i cl m was he am ss ch e ded ler ai deni W e do nothave any i or aton whi woul cause ust ed. nf m i ch d o changeoureari decii ler son. The i or aton you gave us does not s nf m i how t t e w as any hat her change i your healh bef e June 2006. Thi was when you l t n t or s as m ett ear ngs r r he ni equiementf r vi beneft or ecei ng is. ( 20. Unlkehi e rira plc to , lnc le e t sde a u t a nitai ldde. R. ) i s ale p iainsAle halng d hi nil p he dmi srtve a r On June 30,2009,A len' cl m w asdeni upon r l s ai ed econsder i f t s e r on se f t i i aton or he am eas t orh n t i ta d ni ofhi cam.( 1 1 )Ale t na eae t de a t a ALJ wh he niil e al s li R. 5-7. ln he pp ld he nilo n , o dimisdAle srq s fraherngo a mi srtversj c t grunds raoniga s se ln' e uet o ai n d nitai e udiaa o , e s n s f l . olows' The r d s ecor hows t t cl m antpr ousy fl an applcaton hat he ai evi l ied i i f a perod ofdiabiiy a diabiiy i ur or i s lt nd s lt ns ance beneft t was is hat deni i a deci on dat M ar 6,2008. Thatdecii , whi ed n si ed ch son ch was isued afert cl m ants i ur sat expied on J 30, s t he ai ' ns ed t us r une 2006,becam e adm i s r tvel fnalbecaus t cl m ant di not nit a i y i e he ai d reques r ew w ihi t sat tm e perod. t evi t n he t ed i i The un r i ne ha co i r d whe he t s d i i s d de s g d s nsde e t r hi ec son houl r ai fnaland tndsno r on w hy i s d not l t sr d, em n i i eas t houl . n hi egar t deadlne f r he i or eques i r ew s d not be ext tng evi houl ended unde r Soci Securt Rulng 91 5p becaus a t tm e of t pr ous al iy i e t he i he evi deci on, t cl m ant di not have or alege havi a m ent si he ai d l ng al i paim ent A ddii l none oft condii f r m r . tonaly, he tons or eopeni set ng f t i 20 CFR 404. i pr enti t s cas A ccor ngl t orh n 988 s es n hi e. di y, he pr ous decii r ai fnala bi ng. evi son em ns i nd ndi The que ton t e e or be omesw h t rt s m e f c s a s m e si h r f e c e he he a a t nd a is ar i ved. The unde i s ues e nvol rsgned has com par t evi ed he dence consi r i r de ed n eachi t pr ous decii w ih t r a i t ng he evi son t hat eltng o t cl m ant s cur ent cl m . Base on t s com par s t he ai ' r ai d hi i on, he u r i d tnds t a no n w a m a e i l e d nc ha be n nde sgne i ht e nd t ra vi e e s e s it and t t e hasbeen no change i s a ut r aton, ubm ted hat her n t t e, egul i r i orl pr ulng egal ecedentconcer ng t f t and is r ed upon ni he ac s s ues ul i c nne ton wih t prviusy aj c t peid. n o ci t he e o l dudiaed ro Addii l as aleady s a ed, t cl mants i ed sat tonaly, r tt he ai ' nsur t us expied prort t pr ous deci on.Accor ngl t cl m ant s r i o he evi si di y, he ai ' r ght on t s e f s and on t s e i s ar i ved and i s he am act he am s ues e nvol t edo tieofr s diat a is h c rn e ju c a pple . ( 9- 0. TheALJwe c t cieisa c i t r c r wh r Ale t d hi he lhc r R. 1 ) nt m o t n tn es n he e o d e e ln ol s at a e pr der t he waswor ng i cons r i aft hi dat l ti ur The ALJ concl ovi s hat ki n tucton er s e as ns ed. uded t hat ûllec rntrc r d snotr l c ta t cama twa c mpltl dia e tr ghhsd t sth ure e od oe etet h the li n s o eey s bld hou i ae l ti ue e ni t a e eofrs diat ' ( 1 )TheAppe l Cou iafime t as nsrd, ve n he bsnc e ju c a. R. 0. ' as ncl fr d he ALJSde so onM a 1 201 ( 12 ,a d Ale fldt i tnts t ' ciin y 9, 0 R. - ) n ln ie he nsa ui. I hi m o i n f rr m a ,Alen c nt ndst tt e Co m i sone i ope l a i d t n s to o e nd l o e ha h m s i r mpr ry pple he do ti o r j c t t Ale st r cam f be ft,ag nghi t r a iainc nti crne f es udiaa o ln' hid li or neis rui s hid pplc to o ans new a mat i m edi evi nd eral cal dence. Specii l A len poi st evi fcaly, l nt o dence f om Dr.Al r an Podosek fom 2003 and 2004;Cent aHealh r dsf om 2003;a ps r r t ecor r ychol caleval ton by ogi ua i Dr W ilam W elbor 11 Ph. . on Sept ber l 2000;and r ds fom Roanoke M em oral . li l n, 1 , D , em 9, ecor r i Hos t and Rehabiiaton Cent fom 2000. Pl' M em .l Suppor ofM ot f Rem and, Dkt pial lt i er r .s n t . or . # 34,at3. A len f herar l urt guest becaus hi t r applcaton f beneft wasfl w ihi hat e s hid i i or is ied t n t vem ont oft deni ofhi s wel hs he al s econd applcaton,hi cl m coul have been r i i s ai d eopened f or any r on,and t shoul have been r eas hus d eopened pur suantt 20 C .F. j404.88.l a 4. o R. 9 d. t Fi l pl ntf cl m st ALJconsr tvel r naly, ai if ai he tuc i y eopened hi s s econd applcaton f diabiiy i i or s lt be ft b c ns d rng t e me isoft tc a m , c us hea yz d a d e l t d m e c ne is y o i e i h rt ha l i be a e nal e n va ua e dial r dsf om t Vet ansAdm i sr i M edi Cent . l at4.Ther or pl ntf ar ecor r he er nitaton cal er d. ef e, ai if gues t tteALJi ppopraeya ple a nitai rsj c t a akst c torma te ha h na r itl p id dmi srtve e udiaa nd s he ourt e nd h casef an adm i sr i hearng. l at5or nitatve i d. 6. Fo hi patteCo si rha fldamotc f smmayj me ,agung r s r,h mmisone s ie im or u r udg nt r i a nitaiersj diaawasa ida r rael a dt tt Commisone net r dmi srtv e u c t pple ppopit y n ha he si r ihe consr i y r tuctvel eopened,norw ashe r r t r equied o eopen,A len' prorcl m . Ther or t l s i ai ef e, he Commison rakst c todimist sc s frlc ofs be tmatr uiditon. si e s he ourt s s hi ae o a k u jc te j rs ci Il . Thed ti ofrsj c t,o cai pe uso basdçe tto s t i vi te ocrne e udiaa r l m rcl in, r drpeiius uis nvol ng h smec us ofaton'onc t c t c mpee turs ci h e trdafna j me o t a a e ci e a ourof o tn j iditon as nee i ludg nt n he meis''Unie Stt v. onoO' m Nain, rt.' td aes Toh Odha to U. S. ,l S. .1 23,1 (011 31 Ct 7 730 2 ) (uoigComm' v.Su n, U. 591 5 ( 9 ).Th pupos oft sdocrn i t q tn r nne 333 S. , 97 1 48) e r e hi tie s o dr ivep risoft c ta ve tonofmuli elws t,c ns r j cale o c s a , sele a te he os nd xai s tpl a uis o eve udii rs ure , nd b pe nigi o itntde ii , nc urg rla eo aj c to ''Smihv. cl e, y rve tn nc nsse csons e o a e einc n dudiain.' t Mc ur No. 1 v0 22, 0W L 23 36, t* ( . Va.une8 201 ( tngBou ha v. n6:0c 00 201 265 a 3 W D. J , 0) quoi c t Bo To De tSt epI .506F.d31 326(t Ci. 07),afd3 F. x961(t Ci. n p' ors nc, 3 5, 4h r20 ) f' 96 App' 4h r 2 0,c r. nid 1 S. .1 (011.I ii l-sa ihe t tf a ntla fmiir 01 ) etde e , 31 Ct 493 2 ) ts t letbls d ha und me a nd a la we prn pl o r s dii a a pl i So a Se urt dia lt c s . Liel v. c' o He lh & ici es f e ju cat p y n cil c iy s biiy a es' v v Se v f at ' Hu nSevs, F. 1 ,1 92( hCi.1 )( tn Be v. hwek ,551F. p. ma r .820 2d 391 3 4t r 987 ciig nko Sc ier Sup 698 701( N. 1 2). , D. H. 98 ) l Mc n Gowe v. r i,6 F. 6 65( h Ci.1 81,t Fou' Cic to l d a n Ha rs 66 2d 0, 4t r 9 ) he lh r ui uti t ne se i ofprnci esdr n f om varousdeci onsoft Supr res i pl aw r i si he eme Cour and t Fourh Cicui, as t he t r t wel asfom r evantsat esand r atons t gui a di ti courti exam i ng t l r el t ut egul i , hat de srct n ni he a iai ofa nitaiersj diaai t s ci sc rt c tx.Thec tsae frt pplc ton dmi srtv e u c t n he o al e u iy one t our ttd is t tbyvit of42U. C.j405g)a ( ,heCommisone ha tepowe t a pl ha, rue S. ( nd h)t si r s h ro p y a mi srtversj c t i b rofa scilsc rt cam t tha be ne rird nido t d nitai e udiaa n a ny o a e u i li ha s e ale e e n he y m ert by a fnaladm i sr i deci on. I (An eari adm i s r tve decii atany l i is i nitatve si d. ( ler nit a i son evel n t aj ctvepo s ma befnal ndt rfr pop ryte tda prcusveofasbs q n he dudiai rces y i a heeoe r el rae s e l i u e ue t cai et rbe a et de ii h b e j di alyafr dorbe a ea mi srtve l m ihe c us he cson as e n u ci l fime c us d nitai rc nsd rton, ai ,orrviw,orudiilrviw ha no bee tmel s ugh. l The e o ieai he rng e e j ca e e s t n i y o t' d. ' Co sine û yp o ryap ya mi srtv rsj ct i ba onl iii t Sa mmiso rt r pel pl d nitaie e udiaa n r y ft s he s me' ma cl m eari deni ' l Bute i i i t s e cl m ,t Com m i onerhast abiiy t ai ler ed.' d. ven f t s he am ai he ssi he lt o r op nt cai a c i ri ont me isi c rai c ndii nsa eme .1 ;s e20C. R.jj e e he l m nd onsde t he rt f e t n o to r t d. e F. 404. 404. 988, 989. li f ndeed t s equentcl m i vtst s e cl m eari de ed,t diti cour he ubs ai nvol he am ai ltr ni he srct t lc j iditonund r4 U. C. 405g t e ga i j ca rviw ofteCommisone' a ks urs ci e 2 S. j () o n ge n udiil e e h si rs d ii no t ro nt cli ort a ya nitai r j c t.Mc ecson to e pe he am o ppl dmi srtve es udiaa Gowe 6 F. a n, 66 2d t 65.Th r aet e e i t t srl l ac nsiuina obetoni rie i t dsrc ee r wo xc ptons o hi ue. f o ttto l j ci s asd n he itit c ur,hec ur c nen gei j ca rviw.I ;seShr e v. rs 631F. 297 30 ( h o tt o t a ga n udiil e e d. e ad r Hari, 2d , 0 4t Ci.1 )(d j c to ofc tt i lq sinsrmansa a e e tont t r ea i t r 980 d udiain onsiutona ueto e i s n xc pi o he ul gans Ad j diilrviw.) Th s c de e to a ple it cam h b nde onsd rdo t u ca e e '. e e on xc pin p is fhe li as ee t c iee n he ' r m ert t any ext and atany adm i sr i l ,' i whi h c s i i te t d a ha n be n is o ent nitatve evel ' n c a e t s r a e s vi g e consr i y r t ud vel eopened asa m a t ofadm i s r i dicr i , a t cour can engage i ter nitatve s eton nd he t n j cal e e t t ee e oft r op ni M c we ,66 F. a 65 66. udii r viw o h xtnt he e e ng. Go n 6 2d t - 6 Ass tf t i de a lbe ow, h c tfndst a A le st r D1 a ia i n i l st e orh n t i l t e our i h t l n' hid B pplc to nvo ve he s mecai e rird nida t trsj ct wa a ple pr ry.Be a et c nsiuina a l m ale e e nd ha e udiaa s p id opel c us he o ttto l is r s by Alen on appealw asdim i ed pr ousy,s M em or s ue aied l s ss evi l ee andum O pi on,D kt # 25, ni . a jl, ndbe a s t Commiso rddno c tuci l ro nAle ss c ndDI cai t la c u e he sine i t onsr tvey e pe ln' e o B l m, t c ur lc udii rviw a t scaemus bedimisd. he o t aksj cale e nd hi s t s se A. W he a cl ma fl a s e ue c a m f l w i a fna a i sr tve de i i n o t e n ai nt ies ubs q nt l i olo ng i l dm nita i cso n h meis t Commisone ca a ya nitai rsj diaai ba oft s e en cl m rt,he si r n ppl dmi srtve e u c t n r he ubsqu t ai Sonl i i i t d am e'cl m ea i deni ' M cGow en,666 F. at65. (W het i i t s y f t s he s ai rler ed.' 2d E her t s he smecli mus ne e srl bedeemie a c r ngt g nea p i i esofrsj diaa a am t c saiy tr n d c odi o e rl rncpl e u ct r pectng t scope ofa cl m f pum os ofmer and barasadapt t t soci s es i he ai or es ger ed o he al ecuriy t cam c tx. l (ii Resae n (ec nd ofJ dgme sj61( 980) sealo20C. R. li one t' d.ctng ttme t S o ) u nt ' 1 ); e s F. j40 95 c( )( ma dimisah rngrqu s it do tieofr j ct a ple i t t 4. 7()1 ALJ y s s eai e et fhe crn es udiaa p is n ha dwe have made a pr ousde er i i ordecii undert ss t evi t m naton son hi ubpar aboutyourri son t t ght he s e f sand on t s e i ue ori ues,and t spr ousdet naton ordeci on has am act he am ss ss hi evi enmi i si b c fna b ete a mi srtveo udiilato ).$ç tee e t tas c ndo e ome i l y ih r d nitai rj ca cin' $To h xtntha e o r s ucces ve applca i s t r ii t a tme perod f whi t cl m antw aspr vi l si i ton eeks o eltga e i i or ch he ai e ousy f ound i i bl f beneft t cusomar prnci esofpr uson appl wih f lf ce.' nelgi e or is, he t y i pl ecl i y t ul or '' Do ev. tu No. l - - , 1W L 69 7, t* ( S. Fe l ,2011 ( tng vl Asr e, 6: 0 46 KFM 201 221 a 8 D. C. b. 8 ) quo i Alra tv. b ih Comm',1 F.d473 47 n. ( hCi.1 9(. r 74 3 , 6 4 4t r 99 9 I t i t cas t Com m isone deni Alen' second applca i f beneft on n he nsant e, he si r ed l s i ton or is M ar 6,2008,fndi Alen wasnotentted t benett durng t entr perod ofhi ch i ng l il o is i he ie i s elgi lt fom hi aleged ons da e ofSept ber l0,2000 t ough J 30, 2006,hi da e l t i biiy, r s l et t em hr une s t as i u e ' ( 28. Ale di no a a t sdeem i ton, nd it er or b a fna .2 ns r d. R. ) ln d t ppe l hi t r nai a t h ef e ec me i l 0 C. R. 40 90 Ale st r a ia i f be ft, c i no be o et ec tale e F. j 4. 5. ln' hid pplc ton or neis whih s w f r h our, lg s an ons dat ofSept ber 10,2000.H i da e l ti ur r ai J 30,2006. Thus hi et e em s t as ns ed em ns une , s t r a iai ivol st e a tsmetmepeidprvi l aj diae byt hid pplc ton n ve he x c a i ro e ousy du c td he Commisone.CfAl i t 1 F.da 4 ($Re j diaabasatmpt t r ii t tesme si r . brch, 74 3 t 76 iç s u c t r te s o el gae h a t cl m ,buta cl m t one becam e diabl i 1990 i nott s e as acl m t tone became ai ai hat s ed n s he am ai ha dia e i 1 94.*(uoi Gr sv. e,1 F.d8 81 (t Ci.1 98)( s e,C..). sbld n 9 ''q tng ove Apfl 48 3 09, 0 7h r 9 Po n r J)) M or eover A len' t r applcaton f beneft i vest sam e f t and is ast , l s hid i i or is nvol he ac s s ues he pri fnaldecii or i sons. l al t ee ofhi cl ms f beneft ,Alen aleged am put i ofhi l t n l hr s ai or is l l aton s ef lgasadia i c ndii ( 54, 2, 5. l hi s o a iain,Ale as lse e sblng o ton. R. 21 35 ) n s ec nd pplc to ln lo itd biolrdiode asaco tonta l tdhi a lt t wor ( 21 ) l hi t r a lcto p a sr r ndii h t i e s biiy o k. R. 2. n s hid ppiain mi f beneft Alen ls ed Sbi ardepr i ' asa condii t lm ied hi abiiy t wor or is, l it s pol / esson,' ton hat i t s lt o k. ( 35 ) Tot e e tAle ag st a dii o d prsina a alg dl dia i R. 5. he xtn ln rue he d ton f e eso s n le e y sblng condii i hi t r applcaton r ton n s hid i i ender t st r cl m dif entfom t s s hi hid ai fer r he econd,hi ar ent s gum f l,ast Com mi sonert A len' de es on i o accounti r i on t second D1 ais he si ook l s pr si nt n ulng he B cl m . ai Them e c le de c fld i c nne ton w ih A l ss on Dl a plc to c s ss di a vi n e i n o c i e t l en' ec d B p i a i n on it e ieyofrc dsfom t Sae Veea Ad nitainMe c lCe tr(t ntrl e or r he lm trns mi srto dia ne ç VAMC'. ' ) A lhough t e ar no teat entnot dat prort J 30, 2006,A len' dat I ti ur t t her e r m es ed i o une l s e as ns ed, he VAM C r or docum enta di ec ds agnossofdepr si dior i M a , 200 ( 250, ndn ehi i es ve s der n y 6 R. ) a ot s hit yofde e sona bi a diode.( 31 ,31 31 )Therc d s e tt tAle s sor prsi nd polr sr r R. 3 5, 7. e ors ugg s ha ln' l lnmut rv ta h b cmedsbe o o bfr hsd t ls isrdi od rt etbihaDI cam Al sjo e h t e ea ia ld n r eoe i ae atn ue n re o sa l e s B li . Se e Ka e v.Sul n,3F. 75, n. ( hCi.1 Cl ode t r c i dia lt is a ebe eft, Kas y was s v lwa 3d 77 3 4t r 993) n r r o e eve sbiiy n urnc n is e r q r d t esa ih adiabiiy pro t t e r to ofhi i u e sa us'( i n 4 U.. j4 3 c a d 2 e C uie o t bls s lt i r o he xpia i n s ns r d t t . 'ct g 2 SC. 2 () n 0 i . . 9 4 4 1 - 0 .3 :.l t i c s , l s ael t n u e i J n 3 , 0 6 FR. 5 0 .014 4 1 2 n hs a e Al n' d t a is r d s u e 0 2 0 . e s depr i s essve ympt sar r at t hi welom e el ed o s ldocum ent bi ardi der A len sat t ed pol sor . l t ed hat bi ardi derhascaus hi t experence mood s i $al ofhi lf w hi t caly begi pol sor ed m o i w ngs $ l s ie ch ypi l n wih f eln i r a t e t f af w m on hsf l we by f el de pl de e s d f t e i g hype ' nd gr a ' or e t olo d e i ng e y pr s e or sv rlwe ks' ( 270. Al ndeci dhi moo a û r lroase, ( 278,a dt e ea e . R. ) l srbe s d s ( olec tr' R. ) n he ' e a ' me c lrc r s m t do ume t spatr ofhi an lws ( e e. , 31 )Th dia e ods ee o c nthi ten ghs d o . Se - c.R. 3. e r dsi cat A ltn w asdourenty de ess 'and r t occasi f i of ecor ndi e l t r l pr ed' epored onal eelngs ho lsn s a heplsn s ( e ee.R. 0,31 31 ,31 . Thete t ntnoes pee se s nd l e ses. Se . . , 31 3, 5 8) rame t r epeat y r e nce A len' f i ofw ort ess ssf l i t acci ,notng he f the edl ef re l s eelngs hl ne olow ng he dent i el wa i alt ma heus dt be' eor h wa ij e ( 27 2 28 296, ,31 )Hi sd fhe n h e o 'b f e e s nurd. R. 6, 78, 9, 291 0. s G l A s es m entofFunctoni 2vacilt bet obal s s i ng la ed ween 50 and 55 i l e2006 t ough m i 2007 n at hr d- ( 29 301 30 311 31 31 ,31 , n i d o dt 49i J ,2 a d t nt 45i R. 9, , 9, , 4, 6 9) whe t r ppe o n une 007 n he o n Augut200 3 ( . ,297 )Attme,h ve, lnde e peva i de ese mo s, 7. R 29l i s owe rAle nid r sve pr sd od, . f e i sofh el s nes orh pl s ne s a c yi s ls a sa e hew a f elng be t ra e lng op e s s el e s s , nd r ng pe l, nd t t d se i te nd hi moo wa i ove ( e e. , 253, . Ale s i hewa ç ef t thi de r s i s d s mpr d. Se . :.R. 278) ln ad s t ulha s p e son hop woud c ntnuet r s ve. ( 3 , ) Hi ps hititnoe hi me c to r gi n wa l o i o e ol ' R. 01 309. s yc ars td s diai n e me s ' ûtrlng t tre hi de esves tmsa bpolrt,i a tont s be fti pan t ati l o ag t s prsi ympo nd i aiy n ddii o ome nei n i s c ntol'( 31 ) a d a tra ng apr s rptonf rPr a i ea l 2008 Ale r po td t the o r , R. 0 , n fe ddi ' e c i i o oz c n ry , ln e re ha d i t f beterw ih i pr kontnues o eel t t m oved m ood ...He contnuest be quie plas w ih t i o t e ed t hat 2 Th Gl lAs e s ntofFunc i n , orGAF,sal rn fo 0t 1 a c i r ps olgia,s il e oba s s me toni g c e a ges rm o 00 nd onsdes ych o c l oca a oc upa i lf c i ng on ahypo he ial ntnuum ofme a he lh il es . Di gno tc & Sttsi a M a a nd c tona un toni t tc co i nt l a t ln s a s i a itc l nu l o Me àl s r e s 4( t e . x Re . 0 0 ( een f rR M -V- ) A GAF o 5 - 0i dc tsmo eae f n Dio d r 3 4h d Te t v 2 0 ) h ri at DS I TW'. e f 16 n iae d rt smpo (..f tafc a dcru tnilp e h o c so a p ncatc s o mo eaedfiut i sca, y tms eg,l fet n icmsa ta se c , cain l a i tak) r d rt if l n o il a c y o cp t n lo sh o fn t nn (..fw fin sc nl t wi p es rc - res.I.A GAFo 4 -0 c u ai a, r c o lu ci ig eg,e red , o fi s t er o owok r) d o o c h f 15 idc tss ro ss mpo ( . , ucd l d ai n s v r o s sin l i l,r q n s o l n )o a y s ro s n iae eiu y t ms eg.s ii a ie to , e ee b eso a rmas fe ue t h p i g r n eiu qi i ar n i sca, c u ain lo sh o fn t nn (. , ofin su a lt k e a o ) l. mp i tn o ilo cp to a, r c o lu ci ig eg.n re d, n be o e p j b . d me o 3Ther c dss ges t tt de lne i Ale smoo durng t spe i d m a be a ti t d t t f c t the e or ug t ha he c i n l n' d i hi ro y trbu e o he a t ha so dt ngamoodsabii ran apanme cai f vaiusras .( 291 29 ) tppe aki t lze d i di ton or ro e ons R. , 6. 9 tr r da dfel t tt a diinofPrza ma h vema t difrnc ' ( 250)A unaoun n e s ha he d to o c ya de he fee e. R. . ' sat agency ps at s,How ar S.Lei ,PI. . r vi wed t e VA M C r dson M ar 5, te ychi rit d zer ZD , e e hes ecor ch 20 a deemie t tAle sbi a diore wa ano sveei aime .( 22 3 ) 08, nd tr n d ha ln' polr s d r s n-e r mp r nt R. 2-4. N ot y,t e ar num er r er abl her e ous ef encesi t r dst Alen w or ng t oughoutt stm e n he ecor o l ki hr hi i peid,s getnghi me tli aime ti fc di no lmihi a lt t wo k.( 2 292 ro ug si s na mp r n n a t d t i t s biiy o r R. 90, , 296 2 300 3 309 31 ) Fore mpl,tet n noe fo Se e r 20 i c t , 98, , 05, , 0. xa e rame t ts rm ptmbe, 06 ndiae Ale ç ntredt )clni a dsaed t thewor f ltmei c tu to ' ( 31 ) Nots ln d el he i c n ttl) ha e ks ul i n onsr cin. R. 9. e ' fom Aprl 2007 sat t A len tf s 0utofhi depr i epiode and t he has been f i r i, t e hat l teel s essve s hat eelng good and i abl t w or about10 hour a da asa contact s vi ng ot consr ton s eo k s y, r or uper si her tuc i wokes' ( 298. Re or fom J e, 07rve lAle û o i st wor i c srcinas r r. R. ) c ds r un 20 e a ln s ntnue o k n on tu to ' c ac ta tra drporswoki a latfveda awe k. ( 29 ) onrco n e t r ng te s i ys e ' R. 2. ' The medi r dss it i connec i w ih Alen' tr tdiabiiy applcaton al o cal ecor ubm ted n ton t l s i s s lt i i s r er ef ence A len' tfequentperodsofdepr si 'i t m ont f l ng t Sept ber 2000 l s sr i es on' n he hs olowi he em , a cd nt ( 1 ) Dr Kel notd i Nove r 200 t tAle wa ( es ndi welt c ie . R. 26. . ly e n mbe , 0 ha ln s t po ng l o r Zol t'( 1 ) Oneye rltrDr Kel sn e rfe tAle sils frdfom dp tta ma of. R. 25. ' a ae, . ly' ots elc ln tl ufee r dos ru d prsi ' ( 1 0. VAMC notsfo De e e,20 saeAl nrpore d o e eson. R. 2 ) ' e rm c mb r 02 tt l e td d me e s s ympt ofdepr si 'asw el as(som e pe odsofal os m ani behavi fom tm et tme oms es on' l û ri m t c or r i o i a wel' ( 1 )Noe fo J sHo nswh r Ale p riiatdi ati pha tm p n s 1. R. 39. ts rm ohn pki , ee ln a tcp e n ral no ai ' st r alhi pas m edi hit y wassi tcantf depr si . ( 1 ) udy, eve s t cal s or gnii or es on R. 53. Ther d m akescl t tA len' de essve s pt swer t ecor ear ha l s pr i ym om e aken i o accounti hi nt n s pro a plc to f be ft . Th e de eofd pr s i s bm it d i c e to w i Ale s i r p ia i ns or ne is e vi nc e e son u te n onn c i n t ln' h t r D1 applc i i c ul i Forexampl , t Oc ober29,2000 Ps hid B iaton s um atve. e he t ychol cal ogi Eval ton f om W ilam W elbor 11 PI.D.s wso y t t ln wasdi nos dwi l bji ua i r li l n, 1 , Z , ho nl ha Al e ag e t d ref hl 10 de rsi ra ton( t rc nta cde ta l sofl te . ( 41 )NotngAle i a pe sve e ci due o e e c i n nd os eflg)' R. 2. i ln s ' prme candi e f devel i dat or opmentofa mor clni l si fcantdepr on,D r W elbor e i caly gnii essi . l n advi d t thealh car prof si sm oniorA len' condii and t A len s pr es onal se ha t e es onal t l s ton hat l eek of si c unslnga posi yme c ton.( 41 )TheVAMC rc dsi c t Ale di j tta. o ei nd sbl diai R. 2. e or ndiae ln d us h t ( eR. 3, , ) Ot rme c rc dssbmitdwihAle st r a plcto smpl Se 25 261 269. he diale or u te t ln' hid p iain i y r er nce t f t A len w asteat cons tvel f depr si w ih X anax,Zol t and ef e he act hat l r ed erva i y or es on t of, Le po, ve prort hi Se tmbe, xa r e n i o s pe r2000a cde t ( eR. ,379 38 )Thi e de eof c i n. Se 378 , 9. s vi nc depr si doesnots es on ugges t A len' ment condii w or t hat l s al ton sened durng t r evantperod or i he el i t thi t r cl m f beneft dif sf om hi prorcl m s ha s hid ai or is f er r s i ai . I ndeed,none oft evi he dence fl i connecton w ih A len' t r applcaton i new and ied n i t l s hid i i s m a eral M any oft e m edi r dsar duplcatve oft e s it wih hi fr t t i. hes cal ecor e i i hos ubm ted t s is applcaton,w hih docum entt t aum atc am put i ofhi l l and t physcalt apy i i c he r i aton s eû eg he i her and r ehabiiaton t wer r r aûerhi 2000 mot c e acci . The r ai ng m edi lt i hat e equied s or ycl dent em ni cal r dsfl i connecton wih A len' t r DI applcaton ar prm ar l pr essnot f om ecor ied n i t l s hid B i i e i iy ogr es r physi t apy,occupatonalt apy and r cal her i her ehabiia i aswel asl r ltton, l ab eport fom t perod s, r he i f l ng hi acci . Rehabiiaton not r olowi s dent lt i es evealA len had an excelentr l l espons t teat ent eor m ahe t a cie ( 39 4 , i e nd nt( 4 , ) alofhi g sweeme ( r he c d ntR. 6, 09)was nd pe e R. 01 403, 1 s oal r t R. 39 ,a dta heS r es dveyquikl i rha ' ( 39 )Ad to ly, nhewas 4) n h t ç ogrse r c y n e b. R. 4. diinal whe p ' dichar fom physcalt apy i 2003,dal goal wer m e n'and A len r t $100% s ged r i her n s l s e t' l epored $ i r eme 'i lwe ba k p na rgh lgpan.( 38 ) Thi e d nc i co itn wih mp ov nt'n o r c ai nd i t e i R. 0. s vie e s nsse t t t pr essnot cont ned i A len' fr tdi lt applcaton fom t mont f l i t he ogr es ai n l s is sabiiy i i r he hs olow ng he acci ,whi s dent ch how t hi phant pai w asi pr ng;hehad f lr nge ofm oton i hi hat s om n m ovi ul a i n s hi fexi ext on and abducton;and hi m ot sr h was5/ . ( 1 ,1 4,1 ,1 ) p l on, ensi i s or tengt 5 R. 23 2 25 26. 11 By M ar 2001he wasnot t be ûdoi wel' and t er i us ofhi prost i aboutsx ch, ed o t ng l' ol atng e s hess i hou sa atme ( 1 ) r t i . R. 22. Gi n t i r c d, he c r fndst tt r l va ttme pe i - Sep e b r 1 ,20 t ve h s e or t ou t i ha he e e n i rod t m e 0 00 o J e30 20 -wa a j ctdpe ou l byt Co sine,a dt smepate , tra un , 06 s dudiae rvi sy he mmiso r n he a ris maeil f c s a d i s sr s d i A le st r Dl a i a i w e e i ve i t e p i d cii . a t , n s ue aie n l n' hid B pplc ton r nvol d n h ror e sons Thus,evi dence s upporst Com m i i t he ssoner' concl on t tA len' t r diabiiy cl m s usi ha l s hid s lt ai c tt e t s mecai a t a e rirfld.Dovl, 1W L 6 7,a *8( l ngt onsiuts he a l m s h t a le ie e 201 9221 t hodi he ALJSfndigsweee ildt rsj ct efc wheedh tmepei bewe nJ nu r l 'i n r ntte o e udiaa fe t r d e i rod t e a ay 7, t 2002 and N ovem ber26,2004,wass fcaly consi ed i t 2004 decii and t s pecii l der n he son, he ame p ris maeilfcs a is sweeivole i t tprorfn de son.) Re j c t wa ate , tra at, nd sue r n v d n ha i ial cii '. s udiaa s ' appled pr l i t scas i opery n hi e. B. Eve irsj c t i a ple popel h ve,hec r ha j iditont rviw on n f e udiaa s p id r ry, owe rt ou t s urs ci o e e t m ert a cl m t i çr he is ai hat s seconsder on t m ert i exer s ofadm i s r i di e i ' i ed he is n cie nitatve scr ton.' Mc we 6 F. a 67(iigFalvv. lfn 5 F. 6 ( hCi.1 ).Su hcams Go n, 66 2d t ctn re Caia o, 99 2d 06 4t r 979) c li ar s d t ha been r e ai o ve eopened by t Com m isi consr i y orde f t Butsm pl he s oner tuctvel ac o. i y addr si evi es ng dence pur ed t be tnew and m at i ' doesnotam ountt consr tve port o d eral' o tuc i r eopeni ofa cl m . ng ai O f necesst w hen a s als iy cl m ant pr ent any cl m iy oci ecurt ai es s ai t i ar hat s guabl t same one earle deni on t m eris t y he ir ed he t , he Sec et y mus i f r s l r ar t n aines ook f enough i o t pr f ed ar nt he of er f ualand l s act egal uppor t det m i whet i i t s e cl m , t o er ne her t s he am ai and i so, w he her i s d neverhel be r f t t houl t ess eopened as a dicr i y m ater. s etonar t 1 a 67.Thu ,çtheCommison r< tb a f d d s le y i ma ngade ii d. t s tll s i e mus e for e ome e wa n ki cson whet t r her o eopen,' Hughesv.Chat ,11 F. 11 , 1 97 W L 303 , t* ( t Ci. u 5 '' er 4 3d 76 9 231 a 3 4h r J ne , 1 )(npu ih dtbl d cii ( otngHalv. tr 5 F. 51 521( hCi.1 95 o 997 u bls e a e e son) qu i l Chae, 2 3d 8, 4t r 9 :, r whehe t a pl rsj c t M c we ,66 F. a 67. t ro p y e udiaa. Go n 6 2d t Her t ALJexpr sl declned t r e, he es y i o eopen Alen' s l s econd applcaton asa m aterof i i t dicr i satng: d-- under gned hasconsder whe hert sdecii s d r m ai fnal s eton, t i t he l si i ed t hi son houl e n i a tn noraonwh is oul not.. ( on oft c dii f rope ngstf t i 20 nd i ds e s y t h d . .Nl e he on tons or e ni e orh n CFR 404. i pr enti t scase. Accor ngl t pr ousdecii remai fnaland 988 s es n hi di y, he evi son ns i bidi ' ( 9. TheALJhel t ta trco a i t e de c c i r d i c cin wih n ng. R. ) ' d ha fe mp rng he vi n e onsde e n onne to t t Com m i i he ssoner' s s econd decii w ih t r atng t A len' t r Dl cl m ,he f son t hat el i o l s hid B ai ound (t dhe cl m ant srght on t sam e f sand on t s e is ar i ved and t doct i ofr ai ' i s he act he am s ues e nvol he rne es j ct a is' ( 9-0. udiaa pple . R. 1 ) ' The ALJw enton t sat i hi opi on t tt VA M C teat entr dss it i o t e n s ni ha he r m ecor ubm ted n connecton w ih A len' s i t l s econd applcaton i cat t A len wasw or ng i cons r i aûe i i ndi e hat l ki n tucton r hi daels i ur d.( 1 ) Th ALJcie t an s t a t ns e R. 0. e t d o umbe ofs e fci tnc si t r c r r p cii nsa e n he e o d whe eAle t dhi h alhc r pr de st th wa wor n ( 1 ) Th ALJc ncude t t r ln ol s e t a e ovi r ha e s kig. R. 0. e o l d ha t r d di notr l tt tA len w ascompl el diabl t ough hi da e l ti ured,even he ecor d efec ha l et y s ed hr s t as ns i tea e eofrsj ct.( 1 ) n h bsnc e udiaa R. 0. l i t sconcl on t gi rs t A len' ar entt thi prorapplcaton w as t s hi usi hat ves ie o l s gum ha s i i i consr tvel r tuc i y eopened by t ALJ. P1' M em .l Suppor ofM ot f Rem and, Dkt # 34,at4. he .s n t . or . Ale camso b ift tbe a et ALJS nay eg a e uaeg 't VAMC r c r , ln li n re ha c us he t lz dl nd val t dl'he a e ods deee c dla smmaieg muli eviisa teVA Me c Ce tr'a drnd rd s frn el nd u rz dj tpl st t h r dial ne,' n e ee opi onsr r ng t VAM C r ds he c der t merisoft cl m and t ef e ni ega di he ecor , onsi ed he t he ai her or consr i y r tuctvel eopened A len' s l s econd cl m f DI . 1 a 5. ai or B d. t Re d i iol ton, he A LJ' sa e ntt tt r c d do n s ppor a fndi oft t a n s ai t S t t me ha he e or es ot u t i ng o al diabiiy i s s lt s uggesi per ,ofa det naton on t m ert Butt ALJdi notgo s f tve, haps enni i he is. he d o ar ast consr tvel r o tuc i y eopen A le ssecond cl m . Foronet ng,t A LJexpr sl declned t ln' ai hi he es y i o r n t cl m ,fndi Snone oft condii f r eope he ai i ng s he tons or eopeni s f t i 20 CFR.404. i ng et orh n 988 s pee i ti c s ' ( 9. Se Olvav. tr96F. 1 ,1 96WL 511 79, t* (t rsntn hs ae. R. ) e i Chae, 3d 441 9 ' 6 a 2 5h Ci.1 6)( ubls dd cii )(tTl te n dc nsrci y'c tnini rbute r 99 unp ihe e son : he rope e o tu tvel one to s e td l diecty by t A LJ' s a em entt tt applca i wasnotr r l he S tt ha he i ton eopened because ofi uf i ent ns fci e de c t j tf i.)Ki v. tr 9 F.d3 325(t Ci.1 )(i ngn vi n e o usiy t'; nz Chae, 0 3 23, 8h r 996 fndi o ' consr i r tuctve eopeni w her ALJ Se es y not d t tgood caus t r ng e sxpr sl e ha e o eopen K i seari ng' ler applca i di notexit' not t t ng (s i y contadi or sat i ton d s,' wihsandi deem ngl r ct y t ement'by A LJt tt ' ha he i ta de a (sheeb ro ne ';seas Sc t v. tr 68F. 48 1 W L 6 8, t niil nilt r y e pe d' e lo ot Chae, 3d 4, 995 i ) 0049 a * ( 0hCi. t 1 1 95 (npubls dde iin)(i ngpi a plc tonha no be n 2 1 t r Oc. 2, 9 ) u ihe cso fndi ror p iai d t e c tu tvey rope d a no i dl e e t ALJce ry sae t tt r wa noe de tay onsr ci l e ne , nd tng dhlr , he la l tt d ha hee s vi n ir b i f rr o ni cl ma ' prora iai '. ass o e pe ng ai nts i pplc ton' ) Addii ly,h ALJs cfc lyhedt trsjdiaaa i i t sc s Thels lne tonal te pe iial l ha e u c t pples n hi ae. ati ofhi No mbe 3,2 opi o sae :: c s t do ti ofr ju c a a ples t e s ve r 009 nin tt s t au e he crne es diat p i , h Be r equestf hearng dat J y 27,2009,i di m is .' ( 1 ) Thee pr s a iai of es or i ed ul s s s ed ' R. 0. x e s pplc ton r j diaaditngus st sc efom ohesi whiht ALJwa si t h verope e p i u c t si ihe hi as r t r n c he s ad o a e n d ror pr oceedi ngs. Forexam pl i Tavl ex r . Pe kv. c e , F. 1 1 ( 0h Ci. 98 , h e, n or el c He klr 738 2d 1 2 1 t r 1 4) t e cour not t tt ALJ Sdi notdi pos ofTa ors s t ed ha he sd s e yl ' econd applca i on t basi ofr i ton he s es ju c a,n di hes ct ly de lnet r op nt ede iin. l a l11 Rahe , t e ALJ diat or d pe ikal ci o e e h cso ' d. t 5, t r h ' hed th o y e d ntar he rn i t ee tr hitr oft c s 'n whih <lj si o wa l 6 e nl vie i y a ig n h n ie so y he a e'i c ç e tm ny s t t t aken,exhi t r ved,cl i ar ent wer m ade by opposi counsel and a f m al bis ecei osng gum s e ng or , 1 4 de ii wasrndeed. Th c tsae .Slh tt usc tttsad ct rop ni ' l cson e r ' e our ttd' t-a,o , onsiue efa o e e ng. d. ' ' Li wie i Brwnv. c e, F. ke s,n o He klr565 Supp. ( D. ic.1 )t c thedta t p i 72 E. W s 983,he our l h the ror prc e ngha be ndefcoro ne a tersj ct d fns wav whee: o e di d e a t e pe d nd h e udiaa ee e ied r Th rc r rv asta tea miitaie lw j d e ( )a n e e od e e l h t h d nsrt a u j ALJ t o v tm e r ed t t s i ul hat he econd applca i s d be dlm i ed on r i ton houl s ss es j c t grunds Alhoug h noe t t te d ni o t udiaa o . t h e td ha h e al f he pl ntf pr ous applca i had becom e fnal he nevert ess ai ifs evi i ton i , hel pr c e d t e l a e t e e d nc a d t d ci t e m a t rOn t o e de o va u t h vi e e n o e de h te he m ert The ALJ' deci on was bas on hi r ew of t is. S si ed s evi he evi dence i t r d of t pror pr n he ecor he i oceedi as w el as new ngs l e de e pr e t d i c nn c i n w ih M r Br vi nc es n e n o e to t . own' s c s e ond applcaton. i i l at74.The cour f d. t ound t tSby r viw i t cas on ism ert and consderng t ha t e e ng he e t is i i he addii evi tonal dence s it i s ubm ted n uppor oft pl ntf ' cl m ,'i ,t ALJconsr i y t he ai if s ai ' d. he tuctvel rop ne t cam.Se as Sc t1 5WL 60 , t* ( si uihi c s fom tos i e e d he li e lo ot, 99 0498 a 2 ditng s ng a e r h e n whihALJ di no i okeora yrsj ct a di ta poc e dt de i s e nt c S d t nv ppl e udiaa n nse d r e de o cde ubsque a iai ont me is ; s pulsv. lva ,97 F.d 64 6 ( lh Ci.1 2)(h pplc ton he rt) Pas o o Suli n 6 2 2, 46 1 t r 99 t e El event Cicui thas s h r t d ugges ed t t Secr t y' tnaldecii w ilbe deem ed r t hat he e ar s i son l eopened i f t ALJdo snota pl rsj c t a baesanuli t d tr nainonarviw oft he e p y e udiaa nd s tmae eemi to ee he rc di tepro a plc ton. (iigCher v. c e,7 F. 11 6,l 89( 1hCi. e or n h ir p iai ' ctn ' rv He klr 60 2d 8 1 1 t r 1 5)) 98 ). The ALJ di nothol a hearng and di noteval e t evi d d i d uat he dence on t m ert Contar he is. r y t pl ntf sass tons t ALJ' m enton ofnot i i t VAM C r dst A len w as o ai if eri , he S i atons n he ecor hat l wor ng aferhi da e l ti ur i notenough t consiut an efec i r ki t s t as ns ed s o tt e f tve eopeni ofA len' ng l s s econd D1 applcaton. Com par t f s oft scas t t B i i e he act hi e o hose i whi consr i r n ch tuctve eopeni ng was f ound. Fori t nsance,i Jelnek v.Heckl ,764 F.2d507 50 ( t Ci.1 ) t c ur h d n i er , 8 8h r 985 , he o t el j diilr vi wa pr pe whe et ALJd o e de t r c i rJ lne sc s o t me is u ca e ew s o r r he d c e d o e onsde e i k' a e n he rt pr 15 i medi el aferconcl ng J i seari applcaton coul notbe r m at y t udi elnek' ler i i d eopened.'l hi ' n s deci on,t ALJf si he ound t J i w asnotdiabl undert Actbecaus he r ai t hat elnek s ed he e et ned he r dualf i ca t t peror lghtwor t J i scompl nt ofpai wer not esi unctonal paciy o f m i k; hat elnek' ai s n e per uasve i lghtoft evi s i ni he dence ofr d and cl m antsactvii and t tt aleged pai ecor ai ' i tes; ha he l n wa no s f i i nty s ve e a t p e en J lne f o e ga ng i s t nta g nf la tviy. I s t u fc e l e r s o r v t e i k r m n gi n ubsa i l ai u c i t d. l Ba t v.Se rtr ofHe lh& Huma Sevie , F. p.1 24( S. 1 )tec r n ron ceav at n r c s 683 Sup 0 D. C. 988,h ou t f undt t(h ALJc ul ha epr pe l de e pli ifsl 1a ia in onr sj c t o ha C e t o d v o ry nid antf 98 pplc to e udiaa gr ounds' buti t thechos t deny pl ntT s 1981applcaton on t m ert ' t eby ,' nsead, t eo ai i i i he is,' her wai ngt r j caad e e.I a 1 28.I t tc s t noieo he rngsntt Ba t vi he es udi t efns d. t 0 n ha ae,he tc f ai e o ron st ed t one i ue t be r ol by t ALJatt a i s r i hearng waswhet pl ntf at hat ss o es ved he he dm nitatve i her ai if w asdi ed asoft dat ofhi t eeapplcatonsf be is. l at 1 sabl he es s hr i i or neft d. 030. Att hearng,t he i he A LJ made r er ef encest pl ntf ' pr ousapplcatons adm it 38 exhi t i o evi o ai ifs evi i i , ted bis nt dence (o c nc r ngt prort a iains, dtee miainofpl niff usdo s me o eni he i wo pplc to )an h xa n to aitf oc e n evi dence conce ni hi ea i applcatons. I The cour hel t St ALJ i plcil r ng s rler i i d. t d hat she m i ty r eopened pl ntf s 1978 D l applcaton by consde i al oft evi nce pr ent and r i ai if' B i i i rng l he de es ed ulng on t m ert ' l A ddii l i W ar v.Secr ar ofHealh & H um an Ser ces,638 he is.' d. tonaly, n e et v t vi F. p. 2,8 ( D. 1 )tec t l teALJha r pe dWae' prorcli by Sup 89 95 D. C. 986,h ourhed h d eo ne r s i am hol ng a f lhearng on t m ert ,i r di ul i he is nt oduci 23 exhi t i o evi ng bis nt dence,t ki t tm ony and a ng es i hearng ar ent ,and i ui a fvepage sngl spaced opi on t addr sed r a i i gum s ss ng i i eni hat es egultons c c r ngwi w' b neft,h sbe tofhe prora iai a e uainoft e d nc ; on eni do s e iste u jc r i pplc ton; n val to he vie e and a ls ofadm i s r tve fndi . Li s i Rei tv. Schwei ,590 F.Supp.78,80 it nit a i i ngs kewi e, n nhar ker ( . M ih.1 4) t ec tf t tt ALJha e fc iey r op ne apro p oc e ng W D. c 98 , h our ound ha he d fe tv l e e d ir r e di wher t ALJ consi ed ne evi e he der w dence i addii t m edi recor whi had been avaia e n ton o cal ds ch lbl 1 6 att tme oft i taldet m i i t notce oft heari sat i i ved bot he i he nii er naton; he i he ng t ed t nvol h applca i and t ALJ deci pl ntf s a i i on t m ert da i back t pl ntf s i tons; he ded ai if pplcaton he is tng o ai if orgi lon e d t ofdia lt Se as W of v. ae,8 F.d 1 1 ( lhCi.1 6) i na s t ae sbiiy. e lo le Ch tr 6 3 072, 079 1 t r 99 ( ' e mi to ofc lci voc tona e r tsi yfom t pro he rngsddno ALJS xa nain ontitng ai l xpetetmon r wo ir ai i t consiut r tt e eopeni butdet m i i t t ot t o A LJShad m ichar erzed W ole' ng, er naton hat he her w s act i f s educa i l di consiut a r tonal evel d tt e eopeni asby doi s t A LJ (wentbeyond eval i ng, ng o, he C uatng e de efrt p po eo ma n araon ddeemi tono isr s diat efc Putr vi nc o he ur s f kig e s e tr nai f t e ju c a fe fl; re v. c e,7 F. 68 6 ( Ci.1 )(nc s wheeALJme ine neihe rsj ct He klr 7l 2d 2, 95 3d r 985 i ae r nto d t r e udiaa nordicus ed whet i s d r s s her t houl eopen Purt spr ouscl m ,and wher ALJ gave cl m anta er' evi ai e ai f lhearng on t entr cl m ,r ved t ry exhi t i o evi ul i he ie ai ecei hit bis nt dence,and i ued a f lopi on ss ul ni diposng ofal ofPurer scl m son t m ert ,t cour hel t ft Secr ar sactonsi s i 1 t ' ai he is he t d hat dhe et y' i n c nneto wih(h la iai weetntmou t arope nf';Ro rs nv. rhatNo. o cin t te pplc ton r a a nto e ni ) beto Ban r, 4: CV0 2, 06 002 2006W L 35 901 a * ( . Va. c.1 200 (i ngcam h dbe n 26 , t 4 W D. De , 6) tndi li a e r eopened wher ALJ consi ed al t evi e der l he denceconcer ng pl ntf ' depr i and ment ni ai ifs esson al t tng and m ade t det m i ton t pl ntf sdiabiiy com m enced June 15, 2004 and not es i he er na i hat ai if s lt eale)a tdbvM e a um Opi o & Or rDkt#20& 21( . Va Ma .1 ,20 ) rir, dope mornd nin de, . W D. . r 3 07 . Unlke t cas cied above,t ALJ i t i t cas expr l declned t r i he es t he n he ns ant e essy i o eopen Ale spro cai a a idrsj iaai ba ofhi t r a plcton.Hedi n hol a ln' ir l m nd pple e udc t n r s hid p iai d ot d he rn i whih h dic s d t me isofAl n' pro camt) Hedi notc i ri deal a ig n c e s use he rt l s ir li s . e d onsde n t i t m edi evi he cal dence orm ake a det m i i on t m ert . er naton he is Nordi t Com m isi t any acton i t scas t i t am ountt a r d he s oner ake i n hi e hat s ant o eopeni . ng l Cl at v.Secr ar D epart entofHealh & Hum an Ser ces 81 F. 29 ( h Ci. 98 , n e on et ys m t vi , 5 2d 5 4t r 1 7) - t Fourh Cicui f he t r t ound t t Secr ar had r hat he et y eopened Cl t scl m by consderng i on t ea on' ai i i t he meis e e t ght ALJh da idrsj ct l r po et Claon' rq s ta hi rt, v n hou he a pple e udiaa. n es ns o e t s e ue th t s 1980 cas ber e eopened,t Secr ar di pur i t r usereopeni ' s at asf l s: he et y, dn portng o ef ng,' t ed olow W e h e de e ne t t yo a e no e tte t dia lt av t nni d ha u r t n il d o s biiy i ur ns ance beneft becaus you do not m eet t diabiiy is e he s lt r r equiementof t lw . I r he a n eachi t s decii w e consder ng hi son, i ed how m uch your condii hasafect yourabiiy t wor A ûer ton f ed lt o k. c r f l s u ng y r c r , i l i t m e c e de c a e uly t dyi our e o ds nc ud ng he di al vi n e and yours a em ent ,and consderng yourage,educaton,tai ng, tt s i i i r ni and experence,i has been de er i t t your condii i not i t t m ned ha ton s diablng w ihi t m eani oft l . s i t n he ng he aw I a 298. l r ponset Cl on' r d. t n es o eat s eques f r t or econsde aton,t Secr ar Sagai pur i i r i he et y, s n portng t r uset r o ef o eopen,'sat ' t ed: Upon r ptofyourr ecei eques f r t or econsder i w ehad yourcl m i aton ai i ndependenty r ew ed by a physi an and di lt exam i i l evi ci sabiiy ner n t St e agency w hi w or w ih us i m aki diabiiy he at ch ks t n ng s lt de er i i . The evi t m natons dence i your cas has been t oughl n e hor y eval t t s i udes t m edi evi ua ed; hi ncl he cal dence and t addii he tonal i or aton r ved si t orgi deci on. W e fnd t t nf m i ecei nce he i nal si i hat he pr ous de er i i denyi your cl m was pr evi t m naton ng ai oper under t he l . The r s oft snotce i ii t I r r ent f aw ever e hi i dentfes he egal equiem s or yourt ofcl m . ype ai l The ALJddi notdicusst Secr t y' consder ton ofCl on' cl m on t m ert i d. sd s he e ar s i ai eat s ai he is n r i onterq sst ro n,' n i ta d nidCl tn' rqu tonr j caago ul ng h e uet o e pe 'a d nse d e e eao s e es es udi t runds and hel Cl t had notes abls good caus t r d ea on t ihed e o eopen. l The Fourh Cicui neverhel s d. t r t t es hel t t: d ha Si t Secr ar s tea ment of Cl on' Aprl 2 r nce he et y' r t eat s i equest f or r eopeni and s equentr ng ubs eques f r t or econsi aton ft s el der i is quar y i o t pater of r ni an ot wi e fnaldet m i i on nt he t n eope ng her s i er naton is m ert w e r se t diti cour' dim i al of Cl on' t is, ever he srct ts s ss eat s appeal and r and w ih i tuc i t r ew t Secr a y' em t nsr tons o evi he et r s deni ofCl on' a i ton. al eat s pplca i Jl a 298 99( ii M c we 6 F. a 65 . ç. t - ctng Go n, 66 2d t ) 18 Unlke i Cl a on, he Co m i son r sde a sofA le st r Dl a plca i do no ft i n et t m s i e ' ni l l n' hid B p i ton ti t ssame pater ofr hi t n eopeni a fnaldet m i i on t m ert The i taldeni sat t ng i er naton he is. nii al t ed hat Alen di d qualf f benett becaus t sapplcaton concer t s e isueswhi wer l ds not iy or is e hi i i ns he am s ch e d cde whe aeale cli wa de e ' ( 20. Ad ton l uponrc i rton,he e i d n rir am s nid. R. ) dii aly, ' e onsdeai t Com m isoneragai deni A len' applcaton becaus i iconcer t s e i ueswhi wer si n ed l s i i e tG ns he am ss ch e de i dwh n a ea le cli wa de e ' ( 1 . Asdic s d a e,heALJd nid cde e n rir am s nid. R. 5) ' s use bov t ee Ale srquetf ahe rngonr j diaagr s ( 1 ) An t Appe l Cou idf nd ln' e s or ai es u c t ound . R. 0. d he as nclsou noraonund r(t)r e t rvi teAd nitai La J e' dimisldae No mb r es e is uls o e ew h mi srtve w udg s s sa td ve e 3, 9. ( 1)Thust Commiso rddn c nsrciel rop Ale spi cam. 200 ' R. . ' ,he sine i ot o tu tv y e en ln' ror li C. Fi ly, lnague onbift tt e a et plitf s2009(hid)a iainwa nal Ale r s re ha s c us he anif b t r pplc to s fldwihi 1 monhso t d nil hi 2 (e ond a plc tona dne a mae il ie t n 2 t f he e a of s 007 sc ) p iai n w nd tra evi dence was s it w ih t 2009 a i i t pl ntf ' cl m coul have been ubm ted t he pplcaton, he ai ifs ai d r o ne f a r a o 'a t s dha ebe nr op ne p s ntt 20C. R.j404. e pe d or ny e s n,' nd hus houl v e e e d urua o F. 988. Pl' M em .I Suppor ofM ot f Rem and,Dkt # 34,at4. Even as um i Alen' t r .s n t . or . s ng l s hid applcaton coul be consr asa r i i d tued eques t r t o eopen hi second Dl cl m ,not ng i t s B ai hi n he r atonsr r t Com m i i rt r egul i equies he ssone o eopen a cl m att r ai he eques ofa cl m a w ihi 12 t ai nt t n mont . Ra her,t r atonspr de t a deci on mayb r op ne f wlt n 1 mo hsof hs t he egul i ovi hat si e e e d ç ihi 2 nt l . t dat oft notceoft i talde er i i f any r on,' orw ihi f year i t e i he e he i he nii t m naton, or eas ' t n our s f her s good Caus t r e o eopen t Cas 4 2 C. . .j40 988 a , b .I de d, n Mo r . Bowen,817 he e. 0 F R 4. 4)() n e i nae v F.d 1 ( hCi.1 7)t FourhCic trjce t dititc r' fndi t tj404. 2 5 4t r 98 ,he t rui ee td he src ou ts i ng ha 988 i pos a dut on t Com m i i m ed y he ssonert r o eopen a cl m w ihi a yearoft notce oft i tal ai t n he i he nii 4 Thi r g a i f t rpr de t tadecson m a ber ope d a a tm e i c ra n c ie i a e me , s e ul ton urhe ovi s ha ii y e ne t ny i f e ti rt ra r t noneof whih a y i t sc s 20 C. R. j4 49 8 c . c ppl n hi a e. F. 0 .8 () 19 d emi ton.Th c tnoe t tt o rtvewodi j40 988i S y,' ndb h etr nai e our td ha he peai r n 4. s s 'a ot ma s bsci ()a ( û r s j c t t dicei r i y.' l a 1 Thust d cii t u e tons a nd b)t e ubet o he srtonay ma '' d. t 8. a ,he e son o r eopen a cl m w ihi 1 m ont i dicr i y,notmandat y. See alo Bl ai t n 2 hs s s etonar or s ackw el v.A sr l tue, No. 0 1 4- 8:7- 08 TLW BHH, 2008W L 420 2,a *1( S. 20 (i ngM o rû ds 030 t D. C. 08) fndi nae i hol Seton40 98 a)i e n a olt d yonteCo si t rop nab neis ci 4. 84 mposs o bs ue ut h mmison o e e e ft dee miai n' . tr n to ' ) 1 1. 1 Fort eraons t c ur fn ta rsj ct wa prpel a ida dt c ur hes e s ,he o t ids h t e udiaa s o ry pple n he o t lc j iditont rviw t Commison rsde ii nott r pe Ale sprorcli a t a ks urs ci o e e he si e ' cson o eo n ln' i am nd o a yrsj ct i b rofhi t r Dl a iai Assc t Commisone' Moinfr ppl e udiaa n a s hid B pplc ton. u h,he si rs to o Su mmar J me t( t#3l i GRANTED,plitf sMotonfrRe nd( . 33 i y udg n Dk. ) s anif i o ma Dkt# ) s DENI ,and t sm ateri her DISM I ED hi t s eby SSED f om t actve docketoft cour . r he i he t An appr i e Or w ilbe ent ed. oprat der l er Ent ed: M a 29,201 er y 2 / ' O J /. X +/ / G Mi chaelF.Ur ki bans Unied St esDit i J t at s rct udge 20 .