No. 79-1785.

631 F.2d 26 (1980)

Ruth H. SIMS, Appellant, v. Patricia R. HARRIS, United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided September 23, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Nancy McCormick, Palmetto Legal Services, Columbia, S.C., for appellant.

Joel Lerner, Dept. of HEW, Atlanta, Ga. (Thomas E. Lydon, Jr., U.S. Atty., Columbia, S.C., Carl H. Harper, Regional Atty., Craig Stitt, Asst. Regional Atty., Dept. of HEW, Atlanta, Ga., on brief), for appellee.

Before BRYAN, Senior Circuit Judge, and WIDENER and ERVIN, Circuit Judges.

ERVIN, Circuit Judge:

Ruth H. Sims appeals the district court's affirmance of the denial of disability benefits under the Social Security Act by the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Although she appeared without counsel at the hearing before the Secretary, she is now represented by Legal Services attorneys who contend that the Administrative Law Judge did not give claimant the full and fair hearing required by 20 C.F.R. 404.927 and 416.1441. We agree with...


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