Phillips v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 22 Motion for Attorney Fees & Expenses, & awarding Plaintiff $1,995.87 in fees & expenses. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 5/14/2012. (jct)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 3:10CV00113 BD
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Plaintiff Diana Phillips has moved for an award of attorney’s fees under the Equal
Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (docket entry #22). In her motion, Ms.
Phillips requests fees and expenses in the amount of $1,995.87. The Commissioner does
not object to the amount requested (#27). Accordingly, Ms. Phillips’s motion (#22) is
GRANTED, and she is awarded $1,995.87 in fees and expenses.
Under the Treasury Department’s Offset Program (“TOP”), attorney’s fee awards
are subject to administrative offset if the plaintiff has outstanding federal debts. The
Commissioner should contact the Treasury Department to determine whether Ms. Phillips
owes any debt, as of the date of this Order. If Ms. Phillips owes a debt covered by the
TOP, the Commissioner must pay the EAJA award directly to her, after deducting any
amount owed under the TOP. If Ms. Phillips does not owe a debt covered by the TOP,
however, the Commissioner is ordered to make the EAJA award check payable directly to
Ms. Phillips’s attorney, Anthony W. Bartels, and mail it to Mr. Bartels.
DATED this 14th day of May, 2012.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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