Top Reasons Courts Remanded Social Security Cases in FY 2015


Number in parentheses is percentage “of the top 10 reasons as compared to all cited remand reasons during the same years”.

1. Treating source opinion rejected without adequate articulation (14.9)

2. Inadequate Rationale for credibility finding (9.8)

3. Inadequate support or rationale for weight given consultative examiner’s opinion (6.1)

4. Mental limitations inadequately evaluated when determining RFC (4.6)

5. New evidence presented on administrative appeal or review (3.2)

6. Inadequate support or rationale for weight given non-examining source’s opinion (3.1)

7. Treating source opinion not identified or discussed (3.0)

8.Record inadequately developed (3.0)

9. Mental disorder not adequately considered (2.5)

10. Exertional limitations inadequately evaluated when determining RFC (2.5)

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