Williams v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration

Filing 32

ORDER granting 29 Motion for Attorney Fees: IT IS ORDERED that the Plaintiff's motion pursuant to the EAJA is granted in the amount of $3,375.54. Signed by Honorable Mary G Lewis on 9/2/2015.(gnan )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA ORANGEBURG DIVISION Christopher Mark Williams, Plaintiff, v. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No.5:14-cv-1664-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 (AEAJA@) filed August 10, 2015. See 28 U.S.C. ' 2412. The Defendant filed notice that she does not object to the requested amount of attorney fees under the EAJA. 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, 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 $3,375.54. s/ Mary G. Lewis Mary G. Lewis United States District Judge Columbia, SC September 2, 2015

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