Where a claimant who challenged the denial of supplemental security income and disability insurance benefits argued that the administrative law judge erred in discounting the opinion of the treating nurse practitioner who opined that the claimant was unable to work, the ALJ properly disregarded the opinion that the claimant was unable to work because that issue is reserved for the commissioner, and the denial of benefits is affirmed because the determination of residual functional capacity was supported by substantial evidence, and substantial evidence also supported the ALJ’s decision to not include manipulative limitations.
Judgment is affirmed.
Cypress v. Colvin (MLW No. 68537 – 5 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Shepherd, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Volpe, J. (Eugene Gregory Wallace, Raleigh, North Carolina, argued for appellant; Anthony W. Bartels appeared on the brief) (Corey Fazekas, Dallas, argued fir appellee).
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