Bowden v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER: The defendant's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 17 ) is hereby GRANTED for the reasons set forth in the attached document. The Clerk shall close this case. Signed by Judge Alvin W. Thompson on 4/26/17. (Mata, E.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
: Civ. No. 3:16CV2092(AWT)
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, ACTING
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
ORDER DISMISSING CASE
For the reasons set forth below, the defendant’s Motion to
Dismiss (Doc. No. 17) is hereby GRANTED.
This case is hereby
DISMISSED for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
Congress has authorized limited judicial review of final
decisions on benefit claims arising under the Social Security
Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 401 et seq.
That limited waiver of sovereign
immunity provides that:
Any individual, after any final decision of the Commissioner
of Social Security made after a hearing to which he was a
party. . . .may obtain a review of such decision by a civil
action commenced within sixty days after the mailing to him
of notice of such decision or within such further time as the
Commissioner of Social Security may allow.
42 U.S.C. § 405(g) (emphasis added).
In addition, 42 U.S.C.
§ 405(h) provides:
“No findings of fact or decision of the
Commissioner of Social Security shall be reviewed by any person,
tribunal, or governmental agency except as herein provided
Here, the Commissioner has yet to issue a final decision
regarding the overpayment of benefits to the plaintiff.
the plaintiff has not obtained a judicially reviewable final
decision, as required by 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), this court lacks
subject matter jurisdiction to review the case, and the matter
must be dismissed.
It is so ordered.
Dated this 26th day of April 2017, at Hartford,
Alvin W. Thompson
United States District Judge
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