Humphries v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
JUDGMENT on Attorney Fees in favor of Paula Humphries against Social Security Administration Commissioner in the amount of $1,965.00. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which plaintiff may be awarded in the future. Further, any EAJA award by this Court should be made payable to plaintiff and not counsel. Signed by Honorable Jimm Larry Hendren on May 23, 2012. (adw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
on behalf of E.H.
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
On this 23rd day of May, 2012, comes on for consideration United States Magistrate
Judge Erin L. Setser’s Report and Recommendation dated March 23, 2012, regarding the request
for attorney’s fees filed by plaintiff’s counsel.
For the reasons set forth in the Report and Recommendation, the Court hereby orders that
plaintiff’s counsel is entitled to compensation under the EAJA for 13.1 hours at an hourly rate
of $150.00 for work performed in 2010, 2011, and 2012, for a total attorney’s fee award of
$1,965.00. 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 the Plaintiff.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
__/s/ Jimm Larry Hendren_______
JIMM LARRY HENDREN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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