Saladino v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 23

ORDER granting 21 Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney Fees. See written order. Entered by Magistrate Judge Jonathan E. Hawley on 03/09/2017. (RT, ilcd)

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E-FILED Thursday, 09 March, 2017 10:05:33 AM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS PEORIA DIVISION HEATHER A. SALADINO, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 1:16-cv-01165-JEH NANCY A. BERRYHILL, ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, Defendant. Order The Court has reviewed the Plaintiff’s Motion for EAJA Fees Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2412. (D. 21). 1 The Defendant has no objection. (D. 22). The Court therefore GRANTS the Motion and awards the Plaintiff, Heather Saladino, $3,325.00 (three thousand three hundred twenty five dollars) 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. 2 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 2 to the Docket in this case are abbreviated as “D. __.” The undersigned presides over this case with the consent of all parties. (D. 13). 1 a valid EAJA assignment that has been executed between the Plaintiff and the Plaintiff’s attorney. It is so ordered. Entered on March 9, 2017. s/Jonathan E. Hawley U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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