No. 90-2058.

932 F.2d 82 (1991)

Jose E. ARROYO, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Defendant, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided May 8, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Francisco J. Hernandez Rentas Bayamon, P.R., and Sigfredo Portalatin Tosado, Arecibo, P.R., on brief, for plaintiff, appellant.

Daniel F. Lopez Romo, U.S. Atty., Jose Vazquez Garcia, Asst. U.S. Atty., and Robert M. Peckrill, Asst. Regional Counsel, Dept. of Health & Human Services, on brief, for defendant, appellee.

Before TORRUELLA, SELYA and CYR, Circuit Judges.


Claimant Jose Arroyo appeals from a district court judgment denying his claim for disability benefits. Claimant applied for benefits on May 15, 1987. He alleged that he had been unable to work since the previous February due to hypertension, diabetes, and a nervous condition later identified as chronic alcoholism. His application was denied on initial review and reconsideration. After a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) at which the claimant...

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