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Maryland District Court Reverses ALJ

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Maryland District Court Reverses ALJ

October 9, 2015. A claimant with shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries, as well as headaches was denied benefits, based in part on testimony from a vocational expert that there were jobs that existed in the economy that she could perform. This testimony was based on a hypothetical question that only considered limitations to one side of the claimant’s body, whereas the ALJ found that the claimant had limitations in both sides. The district court found that this inconsistency required a remand for further proceedings to allow the ALJ to correct or explain his position.