(SS) Luna-Michael v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 3

ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP, signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 7/14/2021. (Marrujo, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 KRISTI ANN LUNA-MICHAEL, Plaintiff, 12 13 14 Case No. 1:21-cv-01083-SAB ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO ISSUE SUMMONS v. COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, (ECF No. 2) 15 Defendant. 16 17 Kristi Ann Luna-Michael (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint on July 12, 2021, challenging a 18 final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security denying her application for disability 19 benefits. Plaintiff did not pay the filing fee in this action and instead filed an application to 20 proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (ECF No. 2.) Plaintiff’s application 21 demonstrates entitlement to proceed without prepayment of fees. 22 On April 14, 2020, General Order Number 615 issued staying all Social Security actions 23 filed after February 1, 2020 until the Commissioner may begin normal operations at the Office of 24 Appellate Hearings Operations and may resume preparation of a certified copy of the 25 administrative record. The Court shall order that the complaint in this action be served and the 26 matter will be stayed once service has been effected on the defendant. The parties are hereby 27 directed to paragraph 1 of the scheduling order to be issued in this action, which provides that 28 service of the Defendant shall proceed under the Court’s E-service program. 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 Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to deliver to the Commissioner of Social 5 Security Administration and the United States Attorney’s Office at their 6 designated email addresses, a notice of electronic filing of this action along with 7 the summons and complaint. 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 Dated: July 14, 2021 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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