Sometimes a Disability Insurance Benefits or Supplemental Security Income case that seems clear cut can take a few unexpected turns. A claimant had valid IQ scores and other severe impairments that placed them as meeting the requirements of Listing 12.05C. The Administrative Law Judge found that the claimant's I.Q. scores were within the required range and that the claimant had other severe impairments; however, the Administrative Law Judge proceeded to Step Five of the sequential analysis and denied the claimant. On appeal, the argument was made that the claimant met Listing 12.05C. The Appeals Council agreed and awarded the case. The claimant is finally getting the benefits she deserves.
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