Robinson v. Commissioner of SSA, No. 3:2020cv03108 - Document 23 (C.D. Ill. 2020)

Court Description: OPINION: Plaintiff Brenda Lea Robinson's Motion for EAJA Fees Pursuant to 28 U.S. C. § 2412 19 is ALLOWED. Plaintiff is awarded $7,670 for attorney fees and expenses in full satisfaction of any and all claims for attorney fees andexpenses that may be payable to Plaintiff in this matter under the EqualAccess to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. See written OPINION. Entered by Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins on 12/11/2020. (SKN, ilcd)
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Robinson v. Commissioner of SSA Doc. 23 3:20-cv-03108-TSH # 23 Page 1 of 2 E-FILED Friday, 11 December, 2020 02:43:23 PM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, SPRINGFIELD DIVISION BRENDA LEA ROBINSON, Plaintiff, v. ANDREW SAUL, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 20-cv-3108 OPINION TOM SCHANZLE-HASKINS, U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Plaintiff’s Motion for EAJA Fees Pursuant to 28 U.S. C. § 2412 (d/e 19) is ALLOWED. Plaintiff is awarded $7,670 for attorney fees and expenses in full satisfaction of any and all claims for attorney fees and expenses that may be payable to Plaintiff in this matter under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. Any fees paid belong to Plaintiff and not Plaintiff’s attorney and can be offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt that the litigant owes the United States. Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010). If Defendant can verify that Plaintiff does not owe a pre-existing debt to the United States subject to the offset, Defendant will direct that the award be made payable to Plaintiff’s Page 1 of 2 Dockets.Justia.com 3:20-cv-03108-TSH # 23 Page 2 of 2 attorney pursuant to the EAJA assignment duly signed by Plaintiff and her attorney. ENTER: December 11, 2020 s/ Tom Schanzle-Haskins TOM SCHANZLE-HASKINS UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Page 2 of 2