Filus v. Astrue

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Social Security
Case Number: 
No. 12-1164
Decision Date: 
September 7, 2012
Federal District: 
N.D. Ind., Ft. Wayne Div.
Record contained sufficient evidence to support ALJ’s denial of claimant’s application for Social Security disability benefits based on claimant’s back condition where denial was based on existence of 7,500 light duty jobs that were available to individual with claimant’s limitations. ALJ could rely on opinions of two physicians that claimant’s back condition did not meet any listed impairment. Moreover, ALJ provided adequate explanation for rejecting opinion of one physician who supported claimant’s application where said physician treated claimant only infrequently and gave claimant only limited number of tests. Also, ALJ could discount claimant’s report of pain where record showed that claimant regularly performed household activities without use of pain medication.