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
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
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]