Ray v. Social Security Administration

Filing 19

ORDER granting 16 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $3,056.47. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 2/10/2016. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION JEFFERY RAY V. PLAINTIFF Case No. 3:15:cv-00092 JTK CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Pending is Plaintiff=s Motion for Attorney=s Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (AEAJA@), 28 U.S.C. ' 2412 (DE #16). expenses. In the motion, Plaintiff requests $3,056.47 in fees and 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 #16) is GRANTED. Plaintiff is awarded $3,056.47. IT IS SO ORDERED this 10th day of February, 2016. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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