UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
March 21, 2013
HARRIET G. ZAFIRATOS, PLAINTIFF,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,*FN1 DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Shadur
Pursuant to sentence four of Section 405(g) of the Social Security Act, and in light of the Parties' Joint Motion for Entry of Judgment with Remand, this court hereby enters a judgment reversing the Commissioner's decision with a remand of the case to the Commissioner in accordance with the terms set forth below. 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
On remand, the Administrative Law Judge should provide the Plaintiff with an opportunity to submit additional evidence; evaluate the Plaintiff's mental impairments pursuant to the special technique in 20 CFR 416.920a; consider the Plaintiff's residual functional capacity, and in so doing, evaluate all of the opinion evidence in the record; evaluate the Plaintiff's subjective complaints, considering the factors set out in Social Security Ruling 96-7p; seek vocational expert testimony, if warranted, to determine whether there are a significant number of jobs in the national economy that the Plaintiff can perform; give the Plaintiff an opportunity for a hearing; and issue a new decision.
MILTON I SHADUR United States District Judge