Thibeaux v. Saul

Filing 19

ORDER granting 17 motion for attorney fees. Signed on 11/15/21 by District Judge Greg Kays. (Law Clerk)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI WESTERN DIVISION WARREN G. THIBEAUX, Plaintiff, v. KILOLO KIJIKAZI, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 4:20-cv-00913-DGK-SSA ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION FOR ATTORNEYS’ FEES This case arises from the Commissioner of Social Security’s denial of Plaintiff’s application for supplemental security income under Title XVI of the Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1381–1383. Plaintiff challenged the denial in federal court, and this Court granted the Commissioner’s motion to remand. ECF No. 18. Now before the Court is Plaintiff’s application for attorneys’ fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. ECF No. 17. Plaintiff requests an award of $881.50 for 4.3 hours of attorney work at a rate of $205.00 per hour (the statutory rate adjusted for inflation). Defendant has no objection to the request, and it appears to be reasonable. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that the Social Security Administration award Plaintiff attorney’s fees in the amount of $881.50 payable to Plaintiff in accordance with Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010). After the Commissioner verifies that Plaintiff does not owe a debt to the United States that is subject to offset, the Commissioner shall pay the fee to Plaintiff’s attorney pursuant to Plaintiff’s assignment of EAJA Fee. ECF No. 17-3. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: November 15, 2021 /s/ Greg Kays Case 4:20-cv-00913-DGK Document 19 Filed 11/15/21 Page 1 of 2 GREG KAYS, JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 Case 4:20-cv-00913-DGK Document 19 Filed 11/15/21 Page 2 of 2

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