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California District Court reverses ALJ

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California District Court reverses ALJ

March 21, 2017.  Here, a claimant of advanced age changed age categories to an individual closely approaching retirement age.  The ALJ found that she was capable of performing her past relevant light work as customer service representative, despite finding that she could only walk or stand two hours a day (exceeding “light” work requirements).  The ALJ also found that she could perform other jobs involving sedentary work, without vocational testimony that her skills would transfer with “very little, if any, vocational adjustment”.  We argued that this was error, and the district court agreed, holding that the ALJ’s decision was void of any findings with regard to transferability of skills, given Plaintiff’s age, and remanded for further proceedings.