Lucksavage v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER granting 20 Motion for Attorney Fees under Sec. 406(b). Signed by US Magistrate Judge Susan C. Rodriguez on 11/14/2023. (brl)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:21CV342-SCR
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
THIS MATTER comes before the Court on “Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees Under
§ 406(b) of the Social Security Act” (“the “Motion”). (Doc. No. 20). In the Motion, Plaintiff’s
counsel contends that he is entitled to attorney’s fees in the amount of $12,453.75, which represents
less than 25% of Plaintiff’s accrued back benefits, to be paid from Plaintiff’s back benefits pursuant
to section 406(b) of the Social Security Act. 42 U.S.C. § 406(b). Defendant takes no position on
the Motion. (Doc. No. 22).
The Court has reviewed Plaintiff’s Motion and supporting exhibits, along with Defendant’s
Response, and finds that Plaintiff has established that he is entitled to attorney’s fees pursuant to
42 U.S.C. § 406(b), and that the amount requested is reasonable for the reasons outlined in
On September 27, 2022, the Court awarded Plaintiff $8,075.00 in attorney’s fees under the
Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. (Doc. No. 19).
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that “Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees Under §
406(b) of the Social Security Act” (Doc. No. 20) is GRANTED.
The Commissioner of Social Security is hereby ORDERED to pay to Plaintiff’s counsel
the sum of $12,453.75 from Plaintiff’s back benefits and Plaintiff’s counsel shall refund the
$8,075.00 EAJA fee to Plaintiff.
Signed: November 14, 2023
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