United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Alexandria Division
April 21, 2015
ROBERT I. BRUMLEY
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner.
JAMES T. TRIMBLE, Jr., District Judge.
For the reasons stated in the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge previously filed herein, and after an independent (de novo) review of the record including the objections filed by claimant, and having determined that the findings and recommendation are correct under the applicable law;
IT IS ORDERED that attorney's fees pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) are awarded in the amount of $14, 840.73 and are ordered paid to claimant's attorney, Jesse Paul Lind, subject to the following:
a) the amount of $1, 069.65 be deducted from the award for the EAJA fees previously ordered paid,
b) in the event of a prior or concurrent award of administrative representation fees under 406(a) the award should be reduced so that the total award of all fees does not exceed 25% of the benefit amounts awarded, and,
3) the agency's obligation to disburse funds to counsel is limited to the amount of plaintiff's past-due benefits currently held by the agency.