Kaland v. Saul

Filing 6

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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Case 3:20-cv-02180-KSC Document 6 Filed 11/17/20 PageID.17 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 GREGORY K., Case No.: 3:20-cv-2180-KSC Plaintiff, 12 13 v. 14 ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS [DOC. NO. 2] ANDREW M. SAUL, Commissioner of Social Security, 15 Defendant. 16 17 On November 6, 2020, plaintiff Gregory K. commenced an action against Andrew 18 M. Saul, the Commissioner of Social Security, seeking review of a final adverse decision 19 of the Commissioner. Doc. No. 1. Plaintiff also filed an Application to Proceed with his 20 Complaint in forma pauperis. Doc. No. 2. 21 A court may authorize the commencement of a suit without prepayment of fees if 22 the plaintiff submits an affidavit, including a statement of all his or her assets, showing that 23 he or she is unable to pay the filing fee. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). The affidavit must “state 24 the facts as to [the] affiant's poverty with some particularity, definiteness and certainty.” 25 United States v. McQuade, 647 F.2d 938, 940 (9th Cir.1981) (internal quotations omitted). 26 A party need not be completely destitute to proceed in forma pauperis. Adkins v. E.I. 27 DuPont de Nemours & Co., 335 U.S. 331, 339–340 (1948). An affidavit is sufficient if it 28 // 1 3:20-cv-2180-KSC Case 3:20-cv-02180-KSC Document 6 Filed 11/17/20 PageID.18 Page 2 of 2

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