August 26, 2013
VALERIE L. HAMMOND, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
DECISION and ORDER
THOMAS J. McAVOY, Senior District Judge.
This matter was referred to the Hon. Victor E. Bianchini, United States Magistrate Judge, for a Report and Recommendation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Rule 72.3(d) of the Local Rules of the Northern District of New York. In a Report and Recommendation dated July 10, 2013 [dkt. # 15], Magistrate Judge Bianchini recommended that the Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings be GRANTED and that Plaintiff's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings be DENIED. No objections to the Report and Recommendation have been lodged and the time for filing objections has expired.
After examining the record, this Court has determined that the Report and Recommendation is not subject to attack for plain error or manifest injustice. Accordingly, this Court adopts the Report and Recommendation for the reasons stated therein.
Therefore, Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is GRANTED and Plaintiff's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is DENIED. The Commissioner's decision denying disability benefits is AFFIRMED for the reasons stated in Magistrate Judge Bianchini's recommendation.
IT IS SO ORDERED.