• Part Number:
    2204
  • Part Number Title:
    Implementation of the Equal Access to Justice Act
  • Subpart:
    2204 Subpart C
  • Subpart Title:
    Procedures for Considering Applications
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Decision.
  • GPO Source:

The preparation and issuance of decision shall be in accordance with 2200.90. Additionally, the judge's decision shall include written findings and conclusions on the applicant's eligibility and status as a prevailing party and an explanation of the reasons for any difference between the amount requested and the amount awarded. The decision shall also include, if at issue, findings on whether the Secretary's position was substantially justified, whether the applicant unduly protracted the proceedings, or whether special circumstances make an award unjust.