TN 1 (05-86)
GN 03990.010 Payment Effectuation Under the Equal Access to Justice Act
A. Routing of the Court's Order
When a court order is received concerning payment under the EAJA, the Office of the General Counsel will forward the order to the Office of Program Benefits, Litigation Staff, for control and referral for effectuation. The Litigation Staff will refer the court's order to the Office of Finance, Office of Financial Resources, Division of Finance, for payment effectuation, unless the court's order is appealed.
B. Point of Payment
Payments under the provisions of the EAJA will be made from SSA's administrative expense account. Office of Finance, upon receipt of the court's order from the Litigation Staff, will effectuate payment, and will furnish copies of the payment documentation (marked “Prong File” ) to the Litigation Staff for the appropriate PC, ODO or FO (SSI cases).