Jones v. Social Security Administration
ORDER approving attorney fees and costs in the amount of $2,508.50; finding the EAJA fee award is payable to Plaintiff and mailed to Plaintiff's counsel, but subject to any offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt owed to the United States; and directing Defendant to certify said award and pay this amount. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 9/7/2012. (srw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
LYNDA L. JONES,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Application for Attorney’s Fees pursuant to the Equal Access
to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. The Commissioner responded and offered no objection
to the fees requested. So, after careful consideration of the Motion and Response, the Court finds:
The hours spent by counsel were reasonable. Therefore the Court approves attorney
fees and costs in the amount of $2,508.50 (14.65 attorney hours at $170 per hour, and expenses of
The EAJA fee award is payable to Plaintiff and mailed to Plaintiff’s counsel, but
subject to any offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt owed to the United States. Astrue v. Ratliff, --U.S. ---, 130 S.Ct. 2521, 2527, 2010 WL 2346547 (2010).
Defendant shall certify said award and pay this amount.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of September, 2012.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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