Propes v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 22 Plaintiff's Application for Attorney Fees; approving fees and costs in the amount of $3,106.04; finding the EAJA fee award is 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 the Defendant to certify said award and pay Plaintiff's attorney this amount. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 5/24/2012. (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 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 $3,106.04 (14.30 hours at $181 per hour, 6.45 paralegal hours at $75
per hour, and expenses of $33.99).
The EAJA fee award is payable to Plaintiff and mailed to Plaintiff’s counsel, but
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 24th day of May, 2012.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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