(SS) Stevens v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 4

ORDER GRANTING 3 Motion to Proceed IFP, signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 06/04/2021. (Maldonado, C)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 JAMES M. STEVENS, v. 9 11 12 ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND STAYING CASE Plaintiff, 8 10 Case No. 1:21-cv-00878-SKO (Doc. 3) ANDREW M. SAUL, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. _____________________________________/ 13 ORDER 14 15 Plaintiff James M. Stevens filed a complaint on June 2, 2021, along with an application to 16 proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (Docs. 2, 3.) Plaintiff’s application 17 demonstrates entitlement to proceed without prepayment of fees. 18 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 19 1. Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED; 20 2. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to issue a summons; 21 3. The United States Marshal is DIRECTED to serve a copy of the complaint, 22 summons, and this order upon the defendant as directed by the plaintiff. Plaintiff 23 SHALL file the return of service with the Court; 24 4. The parties are hereby notified that, after service of the complaint, this action is 25 STAYED pursuant to General Order No. 615, and there will be no scheduling order 26 or deadlines in effect during the stay. See E.D. Cal. G.O. 615. The stay will be 27 automatically lifted when the defendant files the certified copy of the administrative 28 record, with no further order of the Court; and 1 5. The Clerk is DIRECTED to issue the Consent/Decline forms only, in addition to the 2 summons and service-related documents. Pursuant to General Order No. 615, no 3 other case documents will issue. 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 Dated: 7 June 4, 2021 /s/ Sheila K. Oberto UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 8 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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