(SS) Thomas v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on 9/7/2021 GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP and DIRECTING E-Service on the Commissioner of Social Security. The Clerk shall issue a summons and serve this order, summons and complaint on the Commissioner of Social Security. After e-service of the complaint, this action will be STAYED pursuant to General Order 615, and there will be no scheduling order issued. (cc Commissioner of Social Security)(Becknal, R)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. 2:21-cv-01574 MCE CKD (SS)
ORDER GRANTING IFP AND
KILOLO KIJAKAZI, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security,
Presently pending before the court is plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in forma
pauperis. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915 (authorizing the commencement of an action “without
prepayment of fees or security” by a person that is unable to pay such fees). 1 (ECF No. 2.)
Plaintiff submitted the required affidavit, which demonstrates an inability to prepay fees and costs
or give security for them. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
Plaintiff’s request to proceed in forma pauperis (ECF No. 2) is GRANTED;
The Clerk of Court is directed to issue a summons for this case;
In keeping with the court’s new e-service procedure for Social Security cases, 2
Actions involving review of Social Security decisions are referred to a magistrate judge
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and E.D. Cal. L.R. 302(c)(15).
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service on the defendant Commissioner of Social Security Administration shall
proceed under the court’s E-Service program as follows. Once a summons is
issued, the Clerk of Court shall 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 the action along with the summons and
complaint. The Commissioner has agreed not to raise a defense of insufficient
service of process if provided with notice of a complaint as detailed in this order.
This order is not intended to prevent parties from making any other motions that
are appropriate under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and
The parties are hereby notified that, after e-service of the complaint, this action
will be STAYED pursuant to General Order Number 615, and there will be no
scheduling order or deadlines in effect pending further order of the court. See E.D.
Cal. G.O. No. 615, Paragraphs 6, 10.
Dated: September 7, 2021
CAROLYN K. DELANEY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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