Gentry v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 20

ORDER adopting Report and Recommendations re 19 Report and Recommendations; granting 16 Motion for Attorney Fees under EAJA in the amount of $4,878.00. 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 Susan O. Hickey on June 20, 2014. (mll)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION KAREN ANN GENTRY vs. PLAINTIFF Civil No. 4:12-cv-04121 CAROLYN COLVIN Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed on June 2, 2014 by the Honorable Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. ECF No. 19. Judge Bryant recommends that Plaintiff’s Application for Attorney Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”) be GRANTED. Defendant has not filed objections to the Report and Recommendation, and the time to object has passed. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Accordingly, this Court finds that Plaintiff is entitled to compensation under the EAJA in the amount of $4,878.00. This award represents 27.10 attorney hours at an hourly rate of $180.00. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which Plaintiff may be awarded in the future. The parties are reminded that the award herein under the EAJA will be taken into account at such time as a reasonable fee is determined pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406 in order to prevent double recovery by counsel for Plaintiff. IT IS SO ORDERED, this 20th day of June, 2014. /s/ Susan O. Hickey Susan O. Hickey United States District Judge

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