Cowan v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER ADOPTING 20 Report and Recommendations and GRANTING 13 Motion for Attorney Fees filed by Eva Cowan in the amount of $4,288.50. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which plaintiff may be awarded in the future. Further, any EAJA award by this Court should be made payable to plaintiff and not counsel. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on February 20, 2013. (jas)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
Civil No. 11-2181
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE
Commissioner, Social Security Administration
The Court has received proposed findings and recommendations (Doc. #20) 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. # 13) be
GRANTED and finds that Plaintiff is entitled to an award under the EAJA in the total amount of
$4,288.50. 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 20th day of February, 2013.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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