Gevedon v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER granting 19 Motion for Attorney Fees to the extent as ordered herein. Signed by District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr on 5/6/2022. (ams)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
DOCKET NO. 1:21-cv-00178-MOC
Acting Commissioner of Social Security
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Plaintiff’s Consent Motion for Fees Pursuant to
the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d)(1)(A), filed on April 21, 2022. (Doc. No.
19). The Court determines that Plaintiff should be awarded an attorney’s fee under the Equal
Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d), in the amount of $5,300.00.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that the Plaintiff’s Motion for Fees Under the Equal
Access to Justice Act 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d)(1)(A) filed is GRANTED, to the extent that the Court
will award attorney fees in the amount of $5,300, and that pursuant to Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S.
586 (2010), the fee award will first be subject to offset of any debt Plaintiff may owe to the United
The Commissioner will determine whether Plaintiff owes a debt to the United States. If so,
the debt will be satisfied first, and if any funds remain, they will be made payable to Plaintiff and
mailed to Plaintiff’s counsel. If the United States Department of the Treasury reports to the
Commissioner that the Plaintiff does not owe a federal debt, the government will exercise its
discretion and honor an assignment of EAJA fees and pay the awarded fees directly to Plaintiff’s
counsel. No additional petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d) shall be filed.
Case 1:21-cv-00178-MOC Document 20 Filed 05/06/22 Page 1 of 2
Signed: May 6, 2022
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