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Barnes v. Astrue

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Urbana Division


April 1, 2010

EDITH BARNES, PLAINTIFF,
v.
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: David G. Bernthal U.S. Magistrate Judge

ORDER

In June 2007, Administrative Law Judge (hereinafter "ALJ") John Wood denied Plaintiff Edith Barnes' application for disability insurance benefits on behalf of her son, David Barnes. ALJ Wood based his decision on a finding that Mr. Barnes was not disabled as of his date last insured because, independent of his alcohol abuse, he would have been able to perform jobs that exist in significant numbers in the national economy.

In December 2008, Plaintiff, acting pro se, filed a Complaint (#5) against Defendant Michael Astrue, the Commissioner of Social Security, seeking judicial review of the ALJ's decision to deny social security benefits. In May 2009, Plaintiff filed a Motion for Summary Judgment (#18). In August 2009, Defendant filed a Motion for an Order Which Affirms the Commissioner's Decision (#22).

After reviewing the administrative record and the parties' memoranda, this Court denied Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment (#18). Consistent with the Court's reasoning in the Order denying Plaintiff's motion, the Court now GRANTS Defendant's Motion for an Order Which Affirms the Commissioner's Decision (#22). This case is terminated.

ENTER this 1st day of April, 2010.

20100401

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