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Lopez Diaz V. Sec'y HEW

Date: 
01/01/1978

Transportation to Work. Appeal after remand, Lopez-Diaz v. Sec'y HHS, 673 F.2d 13 (1st Cir. 1982). Although distance from work and inconvenience of commute are not relevant factor in the disability determination process, if a hypothetical claimant could not transport herself to work, utilizing some normal means of transportation, regardless of where she resides, then disability benefits are appropriate for the actual claimant. ALJ erred by failing to consider claimant's impairment - caused inability to travel to and from work place.


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