Releford v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER on Attorney Fees in favor of Kenneth E. Releford, Jr against Social Security Administration Commissioner in the amount of $4,197.90 ; granting 15 Motion for Attorney Fees, in favor of Kenneth E. Releford, Jr against Social Security Administration Commissioner in the amount of $4,197.90 ; adopting Report and Recommendations re 19 Report and Recommendations. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on February 7, 2013. (jas)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
KENNETH E. RELEFORD, JR.
Civil No. 11-2160
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE
Commissioner, Social Security Administration
The Court has received proposed findings and recommendations (Doc. #19) from Chief
United States Magistrate Judge James R. Marschewski. There have been no objections. After careful
review, the Court concludes that the findings and recommendations should be, and hereby are,
approved and adopted as this Court’s findings in all respects in their entirety.
Accordingly, the Court ORDERS that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney Fees (Doc. # 15) be
GRANTED and finds that Plaintiff is entitled to an award under the EAJA in the total amount of
$4,197.90. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which
Plaintiff may be awarded in the future. Pursuant to Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521, 2528 (2010),
the EAJA award should be made payable to Plaintiff, but may be mailed to Plaintiff’s counsel.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of February, 2013.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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