Simon v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 21

ORDER granting 18 and 20 Motions for Attorney Fees. The Clerk is directed to amend the judgment accordingly, pursuant to this order. Entered by Magistrate Judge Jonathan E. Hawley on 03/01/2017. (RT, ilcd)

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E-FILED Wednesday, 01 March, 2017 10:43:08 AM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS ROCK ISLAND DIVISION MICHAEL WILLIAM SIMON, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 1:16-cv-01090-JES-JEH ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, Defendant. Order The Court has reviewed the parties’ motions for Attorney Fees Pursuant to EAJA. (D. 18; 20). 1 The Court GRANTS the Motions and awards the Plaintiff, Michael Simon, $6,355.99 (six thousand three hundred fifty five dollars and ninety nine cents) for attorney fees and $0 (zero dollars) for costs in full satisfaction of any and all claims the Plaintiff may have under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412.g The award fully and completely satisfies any and all claims for attorney fees, expenses, and costs that may be payable to the Plaintiff in this matter under the EAJA. Any fees paid belong to the Plaintiff and not the Plaintiff’s attorney. The fees can be offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt that the Plaintiff owes the United States. Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586, 589 (2010). If the Defendant can verify that the Plaintiff does not owe pre-existing debt to the government subject to offset, the Defendant will direct payment of the award to the Plaintiff’s attorney pursuant to 1Citations to the Docket in this case are abbreviated as “D. __.” 1 a valid EAJA assignment that has been executed between the Plaintiff and the Plaintiff’s attorney. It is so ordered. Entered on March 1, 2017. s/Jonathan E. Hawley U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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