(SS) Luna-Michael v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP, signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 7/14/2021. (Marrujo, C)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
KRISTI ANN LUNA-MICHAEL,
Case No. 1:21-cv-01083-SAB
ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO
PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND
DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO ISSUE
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
(ECF No. 2)
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.
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.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED;
The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to issue a summons; and
The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to deliver to the Commissioner of Social
Security Administration and the United States Attorney’s Office at their
designated email addresses, a notice of electronic filing of this action along with
the summons and complaint.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
July 14, 2021
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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