Morris v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 15 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $2,426.65. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 7/18/2013. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Case No. 3:12CV00193 JTK
Pending is Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees under the Equal Access to Justice
Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (DE #15). In the motion, Plaintiff requests $2,426.65 in
fees and expenses. The Commissioner has no objection. After careful consideration, the
Court hereby finds that the motion should be granted and that Plaintiff be awarded reasonable
attorney’s fees and expenses.
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, the Motion for Attorney’s Fees (DE #15) is GRANTED. Plaintiff is
IT IS SO ORDERED this 18th day of July, 2013.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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