Romine v. Social Security Administration
ORDER directing the plaintiff to provide within 14 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 12/17/12. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CHARLOTTE ANN ROMINE
Case No. 4:12CV758 BSM-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 no income but numerous financial obligations. Because no information is provided,
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 himself.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 17th day of December, 2012.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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