Batchelar v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting approving attorney fees and costs in the amount of $2,210.35; directing the EAJA fee award be payable to Plaintiff and mailed to Plaintiff's counsel, but subject to any offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt owed to the U.S.; and directing Defendant to certify said award and pay this amount. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 11/7/2013. (srw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Social Security Administration
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Application for Attorney’s Fees 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. So, after careful consideration of the Motion and Response, the Court finds:
The hours spent by counsel were reasonable. Therefore the Court approves attorney
fees and costs in the amount of $2,210.35 (10 attorney hours at $181 per hour, 5.10 paralegal hours
at $75 per hour, and $17.85 in expenses).
The EAJA fee award is payable to Plaintiff and mailed to Plaintiff’s counsel, but is
subject to any offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt owed to the United States. Astrue v. Ratliff, 560
U.S. 586 (2010).
Defendant shall certify said award and pay this amount.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of November, 2013.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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