Executive Summary

In FY 2021, federal agencies reported paying more than $112 million in awards of attorney’s fees and other expenses under EAJA.

– In total, 16 federal agencies reported 15,691 separate awards totaling $112,229,032.01.

– Of the 15,691 total awards, 15,683 were made in court cases, and eight were made in adversary adjudications.

– In total, 40 federal agencies reported paying no EAJA awards during FY 2021.

– Of the 58 agencies contacted, the Office of the Chairman achieved a 97 percent compliance rate. Just two agencies did not report by March 30, 2021, in response to the Office of the Chairman’s requests.

* All totals current as of March 30, 2022.