Gahagan v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER granting 19 Motion for Attorney Fees, in the amount of $4,158.90. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which plaintiff may be awarded in the future. Further, any EAJA award by this Court should be made payable to plaintiff and not counsel; adopting Report and Recommendations re 24 Report and Recommendations. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on December 17, 2014. (rw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
Civil No. 13-2118
CAROLYN W. COLVIN
Commissioner, Social Security Administration
The Court has received proposed findings and recommendations (Doc. 24) from United
States Magistrate Judge Barry A. Bryant. 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. 19) be
GRANTED and finds that Plaintiff is entitled to an award under the EAJA in the total amount of
$4,158.90. 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 17th day of December, 2014.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P. K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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