Jones-Reid v. Astrue
To obtain Social Security disability benefits, an applicant may be required to prove a medical disability of such severity that the claimant is not able to perform the applicant's previous work and also cannot engage in any other kind of substantial, gainful work. The plaintiff, Sandra Jones-Reid, filed a request for Social Security disability benefits. The application was denied, and Jones-Reid appealed to the District Court, which affirmed. Jones-Reid appealed to the 2nd Circuit. Substantial evidence supported the vocational analysis and conclusion that Jones-Reid remains capable of performing light work, with certain restrictions, pursuant to 20 Code of Federal Regulations §§404.1567(b) and 416.967(b). "[W]e find no merit," wrote the 2nd Circuit, "to Jones-Reid's claims that the [administrative law judge] improperly weighed the relevant medical opinions or made erroneous credibility determinations." The 2nd Circuit affirmed the judgment of the District Court, Eginton, J. Winona Zimberlin represented Jones-Reid, and Ann Nevins, Robert Spector and David Fein represented the government.