Hughes v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER adopting 21 Report and Recommendations. Further, granting 18 Motion for Attorney Fees; Plaintiff is awarded attorney fees in the amount of $6,963.69 under the EAJA. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on May 7, 2015. (hnc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
SHAWN DALE HUGHES
Civil No. 14-2040
CAROLYN W. COLVIN
Commissioner, Social Security Administration
The Court has received proposed findings and recommendations (Doc. 21) from 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. 18) be
GRANTED and finds that Plaintiff is entitled to an award under the EAJA in the total amount of
$6,963.69. 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 May, 2015.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P. K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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