Filing 16

ORDER granting 15 Motion for Attorney Fees. Ordered by US MAGISTRATE JUDGE CHARLES H WEIGLE on 8/1/2022 (tam)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA MACON DIVISION P.P.R., : : Plaintiff, : : v. : : COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, : : Defendant. : : No. 5:21-cv-00319-CHW Social Security Appeal ORDER Before the Court is Plaintiff’s motion for an award of attorney’s fees for work hours completed pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”). 28 U.S.C. § 2412. (Doc. 15). The Government did not file a response to Plaintiff’s motion, which the Court now construes as unopposed. The hourly fees and description of completed work on the “schedule of hours” appear to be appropriate and to comport with the Court’s formula established in Hartage v. Astrue, No. 4:09-cv-48, 2011 WL 1123401 (M.D. Ga. 2011). Therefore, Plaintiff’s motion is GRANTED, and it is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded $2,806.26 in attorney’s fees under EAJA. This award should be made payable to Plaintiff directly. Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586, 589 (2010). It is further ORDERED that Plaintiff be reimbursed $402.00 for costs incurred in filing this action. SO ORDERED, this 1st day of August, 2022. s/ Charles H. Weigle Charles H. Weigle United States Magistrate Judge 1

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