Brock v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 26 Motion for Attorney Fees & Expenses. Plaintiff is awarded $1,318.17 in fees & expenses under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 6/6/2012. (jct)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO.: 3:10CV00156 BD
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Plaintiff Michael Brock has moved for an award of attorney’s fees under the Equal
Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (docket entry #26). In his motion, Mr.
Brock requests fees and expenses in the amount of $1,318.37. The Commissioner does
not object to the amount requested (#27). Accordingly, Mr. Brock’s motion (#26) is
GRANTED, and he is awarded $1,318.17 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 Mr. Brock
owes any debt, as of the date of this Order. If Mr. Brock owes a debt covered by the
TOP, the Commissioner must pay the EAJA award directly to him, after deducting any
amount owed under the TOP. If Mr. Brock does not owe a debt covered by the TOP,
however, the Commissioner is ordered to make the EAJA award check payable directly to
Mr. Brock’s attorney, Anthony W. Bartels, and mail it to Mr. Bartels.
DATED this 6th day of June, 2012.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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