Jones v. Social Security Administration
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
LYNDA L. JONES
CASE NO. 4:10CV00247 JTK
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Pending is Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees under the
Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (docket
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.
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
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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