Gatlin v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 15 Motion for Attorney Fees in the amount of $3,109.06 and expenses in the amount of $20.01 pursuant to EAJA.Signed by Honorable R Bryan Harwell on 11/8/2017. (gnan)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner )
of Social Security,
C/A No.: 9:17-cv-00512-RBH
On October 25, 2017, Plaintiff filed a motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access
to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 42 U.S.C. § 2412, on the basis that the position taken by the defendant in this
action was not substantially justified. In the motion, Plaintiff requested attorney’s fees in the amount
of $3,109.06 and expenses in the amount of $20.01. On November 6, 2017, the Commissioner filed
a response in support of Plaintiff’s motion indicating no objection to an award of $3,109.06 and
expenses in the amount of $20.01.
Based on the foregoing and after considering the briefs and materials submitted by the parties,
the court orders the defendant to pay the sum of $3,109.06 attorney fees and expenses in the amount
of $20.01 pursuant to EAJA, subject to the Treasury Offset Program if the prevailing party owes a debt
to the federal government. However, the payment shall be made payable to the claimant pursuant to
Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S.Ct. 2521 (2010) and mailed to her attorney, with a copy to the claimant.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
November 8, 2017
Florence, South Carolina
s/ R. Bryan Harwell
R. Bryan Harwell
United States District Judge
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