Singleton-Green v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Filing 21

ORDER granting 17 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Honorable Mary Geiger Lewis on 10/17/2017.(abuc)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA ANDERSON/GREENWOOD DIVISION TANISHA SINGLETON-GREEN, Plaintiff, vs. NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. § § § § § § § § § CIVIL ACTION NO. 8:17-00188-MGL ORDER 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 September 26, 2017. See 28 U.S.C. § 2412. Plaintiff requests an award of $2,367.19 in attorney’s fees and $20.01 in expenses. Defendant does not object to Plaintiff’s request for an award of $2,367.19 in attorney’s fees and $20.01 in expenses. 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 $2,367.19 in attorney’s fees, and $20.01 in expenses. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Mary Geiger Lewis MARY GEIGER LEWIS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated: October 16, 2017 Columbia, South Carolina 2

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