Bolton v. Social Security Administration

Filing 3

ORDER directing the Plaintiff to provide within 14 days of this Order information as to any source(s) of income/or means of support re 1 Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 3/13/2014. (mmd)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION CHARLOTTE ANN BOLTON v. PLAINTIFF Case No: 4:14CV108 JLH-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, no monthly expenses, and no debts or 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 any source(s) of income and/or means of support. IT IS SO ORDERED this 13th day of March, 2014. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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