Culbertson v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 21 Motion for Attorney Fees, awarding fees in the amount of $5,193.24. Signed by Honorable J. Michelle Childs on 03/31/2017.(bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security,
Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-03556-JMC
This matter is before the court on motion for entry of an order on payment of attorney’s
fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (AEAJA@). See 28 U.S.C. ' 2412. (ECF No. 21.)
Plaintiff’s motion seeks reimbursement for Counsel’s representation in the above-captioned matter
in the amount of Five Thousand One Hundred and Ninety Three dollars and Twenty-Four cents
($5,193.24) in attorney’s fees. The Commissioner does not oppose payment of attorney fees. The
court has reviewed Plaintiff’s Counsel’s fee petition that was submitted and finds the request for
fees reasonable. Therefore, Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees under the EAJA in
the amount of $5,193.24.
In accordance with Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521, 2528-29 (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, the court directs that fees be payable
to Plaintiff and delivered to Plaintiff's counsel.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
J. Michelle Childs
United States District Judge
March 31, 2017
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