Martin v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 21 Motion for Attorney Fees, awarding $4,893.25 in fees. Signed by Honorable Richard M. Gergel on 04/26/2017.(bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner
of Social Security Administration,
Civil Action No.1: 16-1562-RMG
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiffs motion for an award of attorney's fees
under the Equal Access to Justice Act ("EAJA"), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. (Dkt. No. 21). Plaintiff
seeks an fee award of $4,893.25 in attorney's fees and $22.79 in expenses. The Commissioner
has advised the Court she does not oppose Plaintiffs motion. (Dkt. No. 22).
The Court has reviewed the motion and memorandum of Plaintiff, as well as the
supporting underlying documentation, and finds that the total fee request, hours expended, and
hourly rates are reasonable and authorized under applicable law. Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S.
789 (2002). Therefore, the Court hereby grants an EAJA fee award to Plaintiff in the amount of
$4,893.25 and expenses in the amount of$22.79, This award is subject to the Treasury Offset
Program, 31 U.S.C. § 3716(c)(1)(B). In the event Plaintiff has no present debt subject to offset
and Plaintiffhas executed a proper assignment to her counsel, Defendant is directed to make the
payment due herein to Plaintiffs counsel. If Plaintiff has no present debt subject to offset and no
proper assignment has been made by Plaintiff to her counsel, Defendant is directed to make the
check due pursuant to this Order payable to Plaintiff and to deliver the check to Plaintiff's
AND IT IS SO ORDERED.
Richard Mark G;g
United States District Judge
April -:>.0; 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
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