Trichak v. Astrue
ORDER granting 18 the Motion for Order Approving Stipulation of Award of Attorney Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act, by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 8/5/2014.(evana, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Senior Judge Wiley Y. Daniel
Civil Action No. 13-cv-00374-WYD
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Defendant’s Motion for Order Approving
Stipulation of Award of Attorney Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act filed July 31,
2014. The Court, having considered the motion and being fully advised in the premises,
ORDERS that the Motion for Order Approving Stipulation of Award of Attorney
Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (ECF No. 18) is GRANTED. In accordance
therewith, it is
ORDERED that Defendant pay to Plaintiff reasonable attorney fees in the amount
of $4,000.00. Payment shall be made payable to Plaintiff and delivered to Plaintiff’s
counsel. See Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521 (2010) (holding that EAJA awards are
payable to litigants and that EAJA awards are subject to offset by the Treasury
Department to satisfy any debts litigants may owe to the Government). Defendant shall
consider the propriety of directing payment to the attorney pursuant to an assignment, but
only after the award has been issued to Plaintiff and the amount of any federal debt owed
by Plaintiff is properly offset.
Dated: August 5, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Wiley Y. Daniel
WILEY Y. DANIEL,
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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