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16-316 - Werts v. Commissioner of Social Security

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16-316 - Werts v. Commissioner of Social Security
August 7, 2017
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REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS: The Commissioner's non-disability finding be vacated; no finding be made as to whether Plaintiff Amanda R. Werts was under a "disability" within the meaning of the Social Security Act; this matter be REMANDED to the Social Security Administration for further consideration consistent with this Report and Recommendations, and any decision adopting this Report and Recommendations; and the case be terminated on the Court's docket. Objections to R&R due by 8/21/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Sharon L. Ovington on 8/7/2017. (lek)
September 20, 2017
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DECISION AND ENTRY - IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT: 1. The Parties' Joint Stipulation for an Award of Attorney Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (Doc. # 15) is accepted and the Commissioner shall pay Plaintiffs attorney fees, costs, and expenses in the total amount of $4,347.00; 2. Counsel for the parties shall verify, within thirty days of this Decision and Entry, whether or not Plaintiff owes a pre-existing debt to the United States subject to offset. If no such pre-existing debt exists, Defendant shall pay the EAJA award directly to Plaintiffs counsel pursuant to the EAJA assignment signed by Plaintiff and counsel; and 3. The case remains terminated on the docket of this Court. Signed by Judge Walter H. Rice on 9/20/17. (pb)