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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=47106 Judge Scheindlin PLAINTIFF BROUGHT an action under �205(g) of the Social Security Act, challenging the final decision of the commissioner of Social Security denying her application for supplemental security income benefits. The instant court vacated the commissioner’s decision and remanded the case for further administrative proceedings, determining that the administrative law judge’s decisions did not explain the relative weight he accorded to plaintiff’s treating physician and to a consulting physician, who reported that plaintiff had no difficulties in sitting, standing, walking, lifting or carrying. The court added that the ALJ had a duty to more fully develop the record with respect to plaintiff’s mental and physical health. The court noted, among other things, that although the record indicates that plaintiff had been receiving treatment for depression and other mental health problems at a health facility, the record neither contains treatment reports from the facility nor indicates that the ALJ tried to obtain any.

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