• Part Number:
  • Part Number Title:
    Implementation of the Equal Access to Justice Act
  • Subpart:
    2204 Subpart B
  • Subpart Title:
    Information Required From Applicants
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Contents of application.
  • GPO Source:
An application for an award of fees and expenses under the EAJA shall identify the applicant and the proceeding for which an award is sought. The application shall show that the applicant has prevailed and identify the position of the Secretary that the applicant alleges was not substantially justified. The application also shall state the number of employees of the applicant and describe briefly the type and purpose of its organization or business.
The application also shall include a statement that the applicant's net worth does not exceed $2 million (if an individual) or $7 million (for all other applicants). However, an applicant may omit this statement if:
It attaches a copy of a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service that it qualifies as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3)) or, in the case of a tax-exempt organization not required to obtain a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service on its exempt status, a statement that describes the basis for the applicant's belief that it qualifies under such section; or
It states that it is a cooperative association as defined in section 15(a) of the Agricultural Marketing Act (l2 U.S.C. 1141j(a)).
The application shall state the amount of fees and expenses for which an award is sought.
The application also may include any other matters that the applicant wishes the Commission to consider in determining whether and in what amount an award should be made.
The application shall be signed by the applicant or an authorized officer or attorney of the applicant. It also shall contain or be accompanied by a written verification under oath or under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the application is true.

[46 FR 48080, Sept. 30, 1981, as amended at 52 FR 5456, Feb. 23, 1987; 62 FR 59568, Nov. 4, 1997]