United States District Court, D. Oregon
August 24, 2014
SHAMELLE CHEEKS, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN COLVIN, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
MICHAEL J. McSHANE, District Judge.
Based upon the stipulation of the parties, it is hereby ORDERED that attorney fees in the amount of $2, 796.92 shall be awarded to Plaintiff pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412. The parties agree that attorney fees will be paid to Plaintiffs attorney, dependent upon verification that Plaintiff has no debt which qualifies for offset against the·awarded fees, pursuant to the Treasury Offset Program as discussed in Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S.Ct. 2521 (2010).
If Plaintiff has no such debt, then the check shall be made out to Plaintiff's attorney and mailed to Plaintiff's attorney's office as follows: Merrill Schneider, P.O. Box 14490, Portland, OR 97293. If Piaintiff has a debt, then the check for any remaining funds after offset of the debt shall be made to Plaintiff and mailed to Plaintiff's attorney's office atthe address stated above.