United States District Court, D. Oregon
CYNTHIA LYNN THOMPSON Plaintiff, Pro Se.
J. WILLIAMS United States Attorney.
GOWIE Assistant United States Attorney.
MICHAEL W. PILE Acting Regional Chief Counsel.
A. BODEN Social Security Administration Office of the General
Counsel Attorneys for Defendant.
OPINION AND ORDER
J. BROWN, UNITED STATES SENIOR DISTRICT JUDGE.
Cynthia Lynn T. seeks judicial review of a final decision of
the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA)
in which he denied Plaintiff's applications for
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Disability Insurance
Benefits (DIB) under Titles XVI and II of the Social Security
reasons that follow, the Court AFFIRMS the
decision of the Commissioner and DISMISSES
filed her application for DIB on January 26, 2015, and her
application for SSI on March 9, 2015. Tr.
198-207. Plaintiff alleged a disability onset date
of May 23, 2013. Her applications were denied initially and
on reconsideration. An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) held a
hearing on April 26, 2017. Tr. 35-65. Plaintiff and a
vocational expert (VE) testified at the hearing and Plaintiff
was represented by an attorney.
September 19, 2017, the ALJ issued an opinion in which she
found Plaintiff is not disabled and, therefore, is not
entitled to benefits. Tr. 13-30. Pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §
404.984(d), those decisions became the final decisions of the
Commissioner on June 19, 2018, when the Appeals Council
denied Plaintiff's request for review. Tr. 1-6. See
Sims v. Apfel, 530 U.S. 103, 106-07 (2000).
was born on December 8, 1961. Tr. 198. Plaintiff was 55 years
old at the time of the hearing. Plaintiff has an Associates
Degree. Tr. 40. Plaintiff has past relevant work experience
as a cashier and administrative sales clerk/sales manager.
alleges disability due to a work injury to her left hip and
right shoulder, a "shoulder issue requiring
surgery," "kidney issues," and issues because
of "necessary high doses of opiate meds." Tr. 229.
when noted, Plaintiff does not challenge the ALJ's
summary of the medical evidence. After carefully reviewing
the medical records, this Court adopts the ALJ's ...