Jones v. Social Security Administration

Filing 25

ORDER granting 23 Motion for Attorney Fees and awarding plaintiff $4,938.50 in fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 12/28/11. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION LYNDA L. JONES v. PLAINTIFF CASE NO. 4:10CV00247 JTK MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Pending is Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (docket entry #23). In the motion, Plaintiff requests $4,938.50 in fees. The Commissioner has not filed a response to the motion. The Court hereby finds that the motion is GRANTED. 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. (2010). 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, Plaintiff is awarded $4,938.50 in fees. IT IS SO ORDERED this 28th day of December, 2011. ______________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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