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Social Security: Disability – Witness – Credibility

Even though the administrative law judge did not make an express finding on the credibility of the claimant’s girlfriend’s written statement that asserted the claimant ran out of breath, was always tired, had no energy, couldn’t work and couldn’t watch the children when she left, the error did not have any bearing on the outcome concerning claimant’s impairments and there was substantial evidence on the record supporting the ALJ’s denial of benefits.

Judgment is affirmed.

Buckner v. Astrue (MLW No. 62490/Case No. 10-1524 – 20 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Smith, J. (Jonathan Pitts, Springfield, argued for appellant; Larry Pitts on brief) (Kristin M. Bunnell, Kansas City, argued for appellee; Krisit A. Schmidt appeared on brief).

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