Ward v. Social Security Administration
ORDER re 1 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Virgil Lee Ward. Plaintiff must provide to the Court within 14 days some explanation as to any source(s) of income and/or means of support. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 3/19/13. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
VIRGIL LEE WARD
Case No. 5:13CV0086 JLH-JTK
CAROLYN COLVIN, Acting Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
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 19th day of March, 2013.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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