Hames v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 16 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $4,587.87. EAJA fees are payable to Plaintiff, not plaintiff's attorney, and such fees are subject to any offset when the Plaintiff has outstanding federal debts. 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. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 1/19/2016. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MICHAEL HAMES, JR.
Case No. 3:14-cv-00238 JTK
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Acting Commissioner, Social
Pending is Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act
(“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (DE #16). In the motion, Plaintiff requests $4,587.87 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
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 #16) is GRANTED. Plaintiff is
IT IS SO ORDERED this 19th day of January, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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