Gaunt v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER ADOPTING 16 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS in its entirety. Further awarding Attorney Fees in the amount of $4,328.70. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which plaintiff may be awarded in the future. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on April 12, 2013. (lw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
RYAN DALE GAUNT
Civil No. 11-2172
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Commissioner, Social Security Administration
The Court has received proposed findings and recommendations (Doc. #16) from United
States Magistrate Judge Erin L. Setser. 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. #13) be
GRANTED and finds that Plaintiff is entitled to an award under the EAJA in the total amount of
$4,328.70. 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 12th day of April, 2013.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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