McEntire v. Social Security Administration
ORDER pursuant to 1 Plaintiff's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Plaintiff is directed to provide within fourteen days of this Order some explanation as to her source(s) of income and/or means of supporting herself. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 1/29/2013. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Case No. 3:13cv00022 DPM-JTK
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Pending before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (DE #1).
Plaintiff lists gross pay of $325 and take-home pay of $306.00, but there is no indication of how
often these wages are earned (weekly, biweekly, monthly). Because this information is not included,
the Court finds the application incomplete.
The purpose of 28 U.S.C. § 1915 is to ensure that indigent litigants have an entre, not a
barrier, to the federal courts. In re Williamson, 786 F.2d 1336, 1338 (8th Cir. 1986) (quoting Souder
v. McGuire, 516 F.2d 820, 823 (3rd Cir. 1975)). Although a claimant need not be “completely
destitute” to take advantage of the IFP statute, he or she must show that paying the filing fee would
result in an undue financial hardship. Williamson, 786 F.2d at 1338.
The Court hereby directs Plaintiff to provide within fourteen (14) days of this Order some
explanation as to her source(s) of income and/or means of supporting herself.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 29th day of January, 2013.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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