Bradley v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 19 Motion for Attorney Fees and awarding plaintiff attorney's fees and expenses in the amount of $2,630.72. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 6/12/12. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Case No. 2:11-CV-00047 JTK
Pending is Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act
(“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (Doc. No. 19). Plaintiff requests $2,630.72 in fees and other
expenses. The Commissioner has indicated that Plaintiff’s request is reasonable for the services
rendered in this case and that he does not object to the motion. Therefore, the Court hereby finds
that Plaintiff’s motion is GRANTED.
EAJA fees are payable to Plaintiff, not Plaintiff’s attorney, and such fees are subject to an
offset when the Plaintiff has outstanding federal debts. See Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521
(2010). Therefore, subject to any offset, payment by check to the order of the Plaintiff, in care of
his attorney, will issue to Plaintiff’s attorney.
Accordingly, Plaintiff is awarded $2,630.72 in fees and expenses.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 12th day of June, 2012.
United States Magistrate Judge
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