Davis v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 21 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $2,568.37. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 12/20/2016. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
ANN M. DAVIS
Case No. 3:16-CV-0097-JTK
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Pending is Plaintiff=s Motion for Attorney=s Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act
(AEAJA@), 28 U.S.C. ' 2412 (DE #21).
In the motion, Plaintiff requests $2,568.37 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
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 #21) is GRANTED.
Plaintiff is awarded
IT IS SO ORDERED this 20th day of December, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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