Camper v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Filing 25

ORDER granting 23 Motion for Attorney Fees under EAJA, awarding $4,500.00 in attorney's fees, $16.00 for expenses, and $407.00 for costs. Signed by Honorable Mary Geiger Lewis on 03/01/2016.(bshr, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN DIVISION TROY ALLEN CAMPER, Plaintiff, v. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner of Social Security Administration, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-4801-MGL ORDER This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff=s Motion for an Award of Attorney=s Fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) filed February 22, 2016. See 28 U.S.C. ' 2412. Plaintiff and Defendant filed a Stipulation on March 1, 2016, in which the parties stipulate that Plaintiff shall be awarded $4,500.00 in attorney’s fees under the EAJA, $16.00 for expenses, and $407.00 for costs. In accordance with Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586, 595-98 (2010), EAJA fees awarded by this Court belong to the litigant, thus subjecting EAJA fees to offset under the Treasury Offset Program (31 U.S.C. ' 3716(c)(3)(B) (2006)) and, therefore, this Court directs fees be payable to the Plaintiff and delivered to Plaintiff’s counsel. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the Plaintiff=s motion pursuant to the EAJA is granted in the amount of $4,500.00 in attorney’s fees, $16.00 for expenses, and $407.00 for costs. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/ Mary Geiger Lewis MARY GEIGER LEWIS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated: March 1, 2016 Columbia, South Carolina

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