Evaluating Medical Opinions

20 CFR 404.1527 provides: “In determining whether you are disabled, we will always consider the medical opinions in your case. . . . we will evaluate every medical opinion we receive. . . .”  To ensure that opinions are properly evaluated, “the administrative law judge must explain in the decision the weight given to” medical opinions.  20 CFR 404.1527In denying a claim, the failure to comply with 20 CFR 404.1527 constitutes legal error, and demonstrates that the Commissioner’s decision is not supported by substantial evidence.

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