Oldham V. Sec'y HHS


Court affirms Appeals Council's finding that plaintiff's informal work relationship with his wife and mother-in-law did not constitute employment for purpose of old-age insurance coverage. In a case involving closely related and closely living individuals claiming an employer-employee relationship, the entire picture of the history and circumstances of the parties must be considered. Once Appeals Council takes jurisdiction of a case to review error of law, review can permissibly encompass the entire record.