Judge: Don Bush
Holding: Commissioner's Decision Reversed and Remanded
Plaintiff filed an application for Supplemental Security Income disability benefits. Judge Bush concluded that the plaintiff had put forth credible evidence that she met the criteria for benefits, and noted that the ALJ did not specifically state why he felt she did not meet the listing. The Court held that the ALJ erred in failing to state any reason for the adverse determination, and found that such error was not harmless. On remand, the ALJ was directed to determine and specify whether or not the plaintiff met the applicable criteria as it related to her specific illness.