ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
MICHAEL J. DAVIS, Chief District Judge.
Based upon the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois, and after an independent review of the files, records and proceedings in the above-titled matter, IT IS ORDERED:
1. Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney Fees [Docket No. 23] is GRANTED;
2. Plaintiff is awarded a total of $4, 879.00 in reasonable attorney's fees, subject to offset by any preexisting debt that Plaintiff owes to the United States; and
3. Pursuant to the assignment of the EAJA fee award signed by Plaintiff and filed with this Court [Docket No. 23], the Commissioner is directed to pay the above-awarded fees, minus any ...