Pinkston v. Social Security Administration

Filing 18

ORDER granting 15 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $1,671.02. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 6/23/2015. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION DIANNIA PINKSTON V. PLAINTIFF 3:14-cv-00089-JTK CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Plaintiff filed this motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. (Doc. No. 15.) In her motion, Plaintiff requests $1,671.02 in fees and expenses. The Commissioner has no objection. After careful consideration, the Plaintiff’s motion is granted. EAJA fees are payable to Plaintiff, not Plaintiff’s attorney, and such fees are subject to an offset when Plaintiff has outstanding federal debts. See Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010). Therefore, subject to any offset, payment by check to the order of Plaintiff, in care of her attorney, will issue to Plaintiff’s attorney. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees (Doc. No. 15) is granted. Plaintiff is awarded $1,671.02. IT IS SO ORDERED this 23rd day of June, 2015. ______________________________ United States Magistrate Judge

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