Bench v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 5

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 4/30/13 GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP; pltf shall submit a completed summons and copies of the complaint to the USM within 14 days; statement of submission of documents shall be filed with the court within 14 days; service of process shall be completed within 60 days. (Manzer, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 11 CLARENCE ROBERT BENCH, Plaintiff, 12 13 14 No 2:13-cv-0467 AC vs. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, 15 16 17 Defendant. __________________________________/ ORDER Plaintiff has requested authority under 28 U.S.C. § 1915 to proceed in forma 18 pauperis. Plaintiff has submitted the affidavit required by § 1915(a) showing that plaintiff is 19 unable to prepay fees and costs or give security for them. Accordingly, the request to proceed in 20 forma pauperis will be granted. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). 21 In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 22 1. Plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. 23 2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve the undersigned’s scheduling order 24 25 26 in social security cases. 3. The Clerk of the Court is further directed to serve a copy of this order on the United States Marshal. 1 1 4. Within fourteen days from the date of this order, plaintiff shall submit to the 2 United States Marshal a completed summons and copies of the complaint and file a statement 3 with the court that said documents have been submitted to the United States Marshal. 4 5. The United States Marshal is directed to serve all process without prepayment 5 of costs not later than sixty days from the date of this order. Service of process shall be 6 completed by delivering a copy of the summons and complaint to the United States Attorney for 7 the Eastern District of California, and by sending a copy of the summons and complaint by 8 registered or certified mail to the Attorney General of the United States at Washington, D.C. See 9 Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(i)(1)(A) & (B). The Marshal shall also send a copy of the summons and 10 complaint by registered or certified mail to the Commissioner of Social Security, c/o Office of 11 General Counsel, Region IX, 160 Spear Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105-1545. See 12 Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(i)(2). 13 DATED: April 30, 2013. 14 15 ALLISON CLAIRE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 2

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