York v. Social Security Administration
ORDER approving attorney fees in the amount of $2,214.55 and expenses in the amount of $16.62; directing the award of EAJA fees to be paid directly to Plaintiff's counsel subject to any offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt owed to the U.S.; and directing Defendant certify the award and pay Plaintiff's attorney this amount. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 4/2/2012. (srw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Application for Attorney’s Fees (Doc. No. 17) pursuant to the
Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. The Commissioner responded and offered
no objection to the fees requested (Doc. No. 19). After careful consideration of the Motion and
Response, the Court finds:
The hours spent by counsel were reasonable. Therefore, the Court approves attorney
fees in the amount of $2,214.55 and expenses in the amount of $16.62.
The award of EAJA fees shall be paid directly to Plaintiff’s counsel subject to any
offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt owed to the United States. Astrue v. Ratliff, --- U.S. ----, 130
S.Ct. 2521, 2527, 2010 WL 2346547 (2010).
Defendant shall certify said award and pay Plaintiff’s attorney this amount.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 2nd day of April 2012.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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