United States District Court, D. South Carolina
July 24, 2014
Jacqueline Carnelia Page, Plaintiff,
Carolyn W. Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
JOSEPH F. ANDERSON, Jr., District Judge.
The plaintiff, Jacqueline Carnelia Page, brings this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) to obtain judicial review of the final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security (Commissioner) denying her claim for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The Magistrate Judge assigned to this action has prepared a thorough Report and Recommendation wherein she opines that the Commissioner's decision should be affirmed. The Report sets forth in detail the relevant facts and standards of law on this matter, and the court incorporates such without a recitation.
The parties were advised of their right to submit objections to the Report and Recommendation which was filed on April 28, 2014. Neither party filed objections to the Report and the time within which to do so has expired. In the absence of specific objections to the Report of the Magistrate Judge, this court is not required to give any explanation for adopting the recommendation. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983).
It is the duty of the ALJ reviewing the case, and not the responsibility of the courts, to make findings of fact and resolve conflicts in the evidence. This court's scope of review is limited to the determination of whether the findings of the Commissioner are supported by substantial evidence taking the record as a whole, Craig v. Chater, 76 F.3d 585, 589 (4th Cir. 1996), and whether the correct law was applied, Walls v. Barnhart, 296 F.3d 287, 290 (4th Cir. 2002).
After a careful review of the record, including the findings of the ALJ, the briefs from the plaintiff and the Commissioner, and the Magistrate Judge's Report, this court finds that the Report is proper and is incorporated herein by reference.
Accordingly, the Commissioner's decision is affirmed.
IT IS SO ORDERED.