Kaland v. Saul
ORDER granting 2 application to Proceed in forma pauperis. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford on 11/17/2020. (jpp)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No.: 3:20-cv-2180-KSC
ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION
TO PROCEED IN FORMA
PAUPERIS [DOC. NO. 2]
ANDREW M. SAUL, Commissioner of
On November 6, 2020, plaintiff Gregory K. commenced an action against Andrew
M. Saul, the Commissioner of Social Security, seeking review of a final adverse decision
of the Commissioner. Doc. No. 1. Plaintiff also filed an Application to Proceed with his
Complaint in forma pauperis. Doc. No. 2.
A court may authorize the commencement of a suit without prepayment of fees if
the plaintiff submits an affidavit, including a statement of all his or her assets, showing that
he or she is unable to pay the filing fee. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). The affidavit must “state
the facts as to [the] affiant's poverty with some particularity, definiteness and certainty.”
United States v. McQuade, 647 F.2d 938, 940 (9th Cir.1981) (internal quotations omitted).
A party need not be completely destitute to proceed in forma pauperis. Adkins v. E.I.
DuPont de Nemours & Co., 335 U.S. 331, 339–340 (1948). An affidavit is sufficient if it
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