Bailey v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 32 Motion for Attorney Fees per Rule 406b: The Court awards attorney's fees in the amount of $4,979.00. Signed by Honorable J Michelle Childs on 3/31/2017.(gnan )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
MELISSA JEAN BAILEY,
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security,1
Civil Action No. 4:13-CV-1353-JMC
This matter is before the court on motion for entry of an order on payment of attorney’s
fees pursuant to § 206(b) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 406(b). (ECF No. 32.) Plaintiff’s
Counsel previously filed a motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act
(“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d) in the amount of Four Thousand One Hundred and Fifteen dollars
and Fifty-Two cents ($4,115.52). (ECF No. 28.) The court reviewed Plaintiff’s attorney’s fee
motion that was submitted and granted Plaintiff’s request for attorney’s fees under the EAJA in
the amount of $4,115.52. (ECF No. 31.)
Plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees under 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) now requests reimbursement
for Counsel’s representation in the amount of Four Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy-Nine
dollars ($4,979.00). (ECF No. 32.) The Acting Commissioner (“Commissioner”) filed a response
to Plaintiff’s motion that she does not oppose Plaintiff’s request for attorney’s fees in the amount
of $4,979.00 under 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) be deducted from Plaintiff’s past-due Social Security
benefits. (ECF No. 34 at 1.) Furthermore, the Commissioner requests that the court order Plaintiff’s
1 Nancy A. Berryhill became the Acting Commissioner of Social Security on January 23, 2017. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P.
25(d), Nancy A. Berryhill is substituted for former Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin as a Defendant in this lawsuit.
counsel to remit to Plaintiff the fees previously awarded under the EAJA in the amount of
$4,115.52. (ECF No. 34 at 2.) The court has reviewed Plaintiff’s Counsel’s motion for attorney’s
fees pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) and finds the Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees
in the amount of $4,979.00. The court further directs Plaintiff’s Counsel to remit to Plaintiff the
fees previously awarded under the EAJA in the amount of $4,115.52.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
J. Michelle Childs
United States District Judge
March 31, 2017
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