Vest v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 17 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff isawarded $2,032.65. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 4/2/2014. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Case No. 3:12CV00311 JTK
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Pending is Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act
(“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (DE #17). In the motion, Plaintiff requests $2,032.65 in fees and
expenses.1 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
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 #18) is GRANTED. Plaintiff is
IT IS SO ORDERED this 2nd day of April, 2014.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Plaintiff requests $2,034.65 but there is a $2.00 calculation error (.70 attorney hours at the
rate of $181 per hour, 7.55 attorney hours at the rate of $187 per hour, 6.35 paralegal hours at the
rate of $75 per hour, plus expenses in the amount of $17.85).
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