Koontz v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 24 Motion for Attorney Fees under the EAJA in the amount of $4,167.63 in attorney's fees and $16.00 in expenses. Signed by Honorable Mary Geiger Lewis on 5/25/2017.(gnan )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
DAWN MARIE KOONTZ,
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:16-01807-MGL
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs under
the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) filed on May 4, 2017. See 28 U.S.C. § 2412. Plaintiff
requests an award of $4,167.63 in attorney’s fees and $16.00 in expenses. Defendant does not
object to Plaintiff’s request.
In accordance with Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586, 595-98 (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
Plaintiff and delivered to Plaintiff’s counsel. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion under the EAJA is granted in the amount of
$4,167.63 in attorney’s fees and $16.00 in expenses.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ Mary Geiger Lewis
MARY GEIGER LEWIS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: May 25, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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