Pierce v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 20 Motion for Attorney Fees. Subject to any offset, payment by check to the order of the Plaintiff, in care of his attorney, will issue to Plaintiff's attorney. Plaintiff is awarded $2,264.07. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 7/13/2016. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Case No. 3:15-cv-00102 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 #20). In the motion, Plaintiff requests $2,264.07 in fees and
expenses. The Commissioner filed no response. 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 #20) is GRANTED. Plaintiff is
IT IS SO ORDERED this 13th day of July, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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