Lee v. Berryhill

Filing 25


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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 THEODORE LEE, Plaintiff, 8 NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Re: Dkt. No. 23 Defendant. 11 United States District Court Northern District of California ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION v. 9 10 Case No. 17-cv-03976-SI 12 13 Plaintiff Theodore Lee has filed this case, pro se (representing himself), to challenge his 14 denial of Supplemental Security Income (SSI).1 On November 13, 2017, the Court dismissed Mr. 15 Lee’s case. Docket No. 21. 16 On November 17, 2017, the Court received an opposition/motion from Mr. Lee (through 17 his aunt, Ms. Watson), asking the Court to reconsider its decision and to grant Mr. Lee SSI. 18 Docket No. 23. The Court has read all of the papers that Mr. Lee filed in this case, including the 19 statements that he was poisoned by illegal drugs that made him schizophrenic. The Court is 20 sympathetic to Mr. Lee’s situation. However, this Court cannot do what Mr. Lee asks. As the 21 Court explained in its November 13 Order, this Court is only able to decide Social Security 22 appeals after the Social Security Administration has made a final decision on Mr. Lee’s case. This 23 means that Mr. Lee must have a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge and receive a 24 decision from that judge. If that judge denies Mr. Lee SSI, then Mr. Lee may ask the Appeals 25 Council to review that decision. If the Appeals Council denies Mr. Lee SSI, then Mr. Lee may file 26 a new case in this court. This case is now closed. 27 28 1 The papers in this case appear to be completed by Mr. Lee’s aunt, Jacqueline Watson. 1 If Mr. Lee needs further information, he should contact the Legal Help Center. The Legal 2 Help Center does not cost money; the service is free. Mr. Lee may make an appointment by 3 calling (415) 782-8982 or by signing up in the appointment book located on the table outside the 4 door of the Legal Help Center in the federal building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, 15th Floor, 5 Room 2796, San Francisco, CA 94102. Picture ID is required to enter the federal building. More 6 information about the Legal Help Center is available at http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/legal-help. 7 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 5, 2017 ______________________________________ SUSAN ILLSTON United States District Judge 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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