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Frustaglia V. Sec'y HHS

Date: 
01/01/1987

Ability to Stoop. Stooping means to "bend forward from the waist." The credibility determination by the ALJ, who observed the claimant, evaluated his demeanor, and considered how that testimony fit in with the rest of the evidence, is entitled to deference, especially when supported by specific findings, although more express findings regarding pain and credibility would have been preferable.


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