Lydia v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 27 Motion for Attorney Fees, awarding fees and expenses in the amount of $5,100.00 plus costs of $400.00. Signed by Honorable Margaret B. Seymour on 01/18/2017.(bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
) C/A No. 1:15-0795-MBS
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security,
Plaintiff Freda Lydia filed the within action on February 24, 2015, seeking judicial review
of a final decision of Defendant Commissioner of Social Security denying Plaintiff’s application for
disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income. On September 28, 2016, the court
remanded the case pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) for further administrative
This matter now is before the court on Plaintiff's motion for attorney’s fees under the Equal
Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412, which motion was filed January 10, 2017. Counsel
moves for attorney’s fees in the amount of $2,497.50; paralegal fees in the amount of $2,867.50;
expenses in the amount of $22.32; and costs in the amount of $400.00, for a total fee of $5,787.32.
On January 10, 2017, the parties filed a stipulation informing the court that they have agreed on an
award of fees and expenses of $5,100.00 plus costs of $400.00, for a total award of $5,500.00.
Based upon the stipulation, Plaintiff’s motion for fees under the EAJA (ECF No. 27) is
granted in the total amount of $5,500.00, to be paid directly to Plaintiff, as required by Astrue v.
Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521 (2010).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/ Margaret B. Seymour
Senior United States District Judge
Columbia, South Carolina
January 18, 2017
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