No. 90-2011.

932 F.2d 295 (1990)

Alice THROCKMORTON, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided August 15, 1990.

Amended by Order November 29, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Louis Fireison, Daniel J. Blum, Louis Fireison & Associates, P.A., Bethesda, Md., for plaintiff-appellant.

Beverly Dennis, III, Chief Counsel, Region III, Charlotte Hardnett, Chief, Social Sec. Litigation Div., Moira B. Rosenberger, Asst. Regional Counsel, Office of Gen. Counsel, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Philadelphia, Pa., Breckinridge L. Willcox, U.S. Atty., Larry D. Adams, Asst. U.S. Atty., Baltimore, Md., for defendant-appellee.

Before CHAPMAN and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, District Judge for the District of South Carolina, sitting by designation.

HAMILTON, District Judge:

Alice Throckmorton (Throckmorton) appeals the decision of the district court denying her application for an award of attorney's fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA or Act). Because we agree the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) was substantially justified in denying her claim for widow's insurance benefits (WIB or benefits), we affirm.


Throckmorton filed an application for widow's insurance...

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