Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan at Flint.
No. 4:16-cv-10422—Linda V. Parker, District Judge.
Argued: October 6, 2017
Decided and Filed: December 27, 2017
Before: CLAY, COOK, and WHITE, Circuit Judges.
COOK, Circuit Judge. Plaintiff-Appellant Michael J. Biestek (“Biestek”) alleges that he
became disabled on October 28, 2009, for purposes of receiving Disability Insurance Benefits
and Supplemental Security Income under the Social Security Act. An Administrative Law Judge
(“ALJ”) issued a partially favorable decision finding Biestek disabled beginning May 4, 2013,
some three-and-a-half years short of the time he claimed.
Biestek sought judicial review of the ALJ’s finding of non-disability for the period
between October 28, 2009, and May 4, 2013. The district court rejected his claims. We