Blocker v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 27 Motion for Attorney Fees per 29 Stipulation. The Court hereby grants an EAJA award to Plaintiff in the amount of $5,200.00 in attorney's fees and $250.00 in costs. Signed by Honorable Richard M Gergel on 1/3/2017.(gnan )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Civil Action No. 5: 16-924-RMG
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner
of Social Security Administration,
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. 27). The parties
have jointly stipulated to an award of $5,200.00 in attorney's fees and $250.00 in costs. (Dkt.
The Court has reviewed the proposed stipulation, as well as the supporting underlying
documentation, and finds that the total fee is reasonable and authorized under applicable law.
Barber v. Kimbrell's, Inc. 577 F.2d 216 (4th Cir. 1978); Local Rule 54.02 (D.S.C.). Therefore,
the Court hereby grants an EAJA award to Plaintiff in the amount of$5,200.00 in attorney's fees
and $250.00 in costs. 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 Plaintiff has
executed a proper assignment to her counsel, Defendant is directed to make the payment due
herein to Plaintiff s 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 counsel.
AND IT IS SO ORDERED.
United States District Judge
January J ,2017
Charleston, South Carolina
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