(SS) Stewart v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 3

ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 2/17/2021. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 STEPHANIE ELIZABETH STEWART, Plaintiff, 12 ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO ISSUE SUMMONS v. 13 14 Case No. 1:21-cv-00193-SAB COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, (ECF No. 2) 15 Defendant. 16 17 Stephanie Elizabeth Stewart (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint on February 17, 2021, along 18 with an application to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Plaintiff’s 19 application demonstrates entitlement to proceed without prepayment of fees. 20 On April 14, 2020, General Order Number 615 issued staying all Social Security actions 21 filed after February 1, 2020 until the Commissioner may begin normal operations at the Office of 22 Appellate Hearings Operations and may resume preparation of a certified copy of the 23 administrative record. The Court shall order that the complaint in this action be served and the 24 matter will be stayed once service has been effected on the defendant. Plaintiff is hereby 25 directed to paragraph 1 of the scheduling order to be issued in this action, which directs that the 26 summons and complaint shall be served within 20 days of the filing of the complaint. Plaintiff 27 shall promptly file proof of service with the Court upon completion of service. 28 / / / 1 1 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 2 1. Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED; 3 2. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to issue a summons; and 4 3. The United States Marshal is DIRECTED to serve a copy of the complaint, summons, and this order upon the defendant if requested by the plaintiff. 5 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 Dated: February 17, 2021 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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