Scriber v. Social Security Administration

Filing 21

ORDER granting 18 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $3,375.05. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 12/16/2015. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION CHRISTOPHER SCRIBER V. PLAINTIFF 3:14-cv-00305-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. 18.) In his motion, Plaintiff requests $3,375.05 in fees and expenses. The Commissioner has no objection. (Doc. No. 20.) 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 his attorney, will issue to Plaintiff’s attorney. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees (Doc. No. 18) is granted. Plaintiff is awarded $3,375.05. IT IS SO ORDERED this 16th day of December 2015. ______________________________ United States Magistrate Judge

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