No. 98-1440.

158 F.3d 987 (1998)

Nancy S. WHITEHURSE, Appellant, v. Kenneth S. APFEL, Commissioner of Social Security, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided October 21, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank T. Koch, Columbia, MO, for appellant.

Judith Marie Strong, Kansas City, MO, (Stephen L. Hill, Jr., U.S. Atty., on the brief), for appellee.

Before McMILLIAN, HEANEY, and FAGG, Circuit Judges.

HEANEY, Circuit Judge.

Nancy S. Whitehurse, a 36-year-old woman with an eleventh-grade education and no relevant work experience, appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment affirming the Commissioner's decision to deny Whitehurse supplemental security income benefits based on disability.

Whitehurse's claim is based on degenerative changes in her right ankle, which she contends makes it impossible for her to do any work, sedentary or otherwise....

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