Winston v. Social Security Administration

Filing 4

ORDER re 1 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Rollie Edward Winston, Jr. The Court directs plaintiff to provide some explanation as to any source(s) or income and/or means of support within 14 days of this Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 4/29/13. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION ROLLIE EDWARD WINSTON, JR. v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 4:13CV00248 SWW-JTK CAROLYN COLVIN, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER 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 that enables the Court to make an informed decision, the Court finds the application incomplete. The purpose of 28 U.S.C. § 1915 is to ensure that indigent litigants have an entry, not a barrier, to the federal courts. In re Williamson, 786 F.2d 1336, 1338 (8th Cir. 1986). 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. Id. The Court hereby directs Plaintiff to provide within fourteen (14) days of this Order some explanation as to any source(s) of income and/or means of support. IT IS SO ORDERED this 29th day of April, 2013. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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