Huggins v. Social Security Administration
ORDER to file a Second Amended Complaint that fully answers the three basic requirements set forth above within 14 days from the date this Order is served, or the Court will recommend that the Complaint be dismissed. (Compliance due by 7/28/2017.) Signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith on 7/14/17. (jlm)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
DAVID LEE HUGGINS,
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security,
Proceeding pro se, David Lee Huggins has timely filed a
Complaint asking the Court to review the final denial of his social
security disability claim. Doc. 1. The Court preliminarily screened his
complaint and twice ordered Huggins to provide the Court with more
information about “his diagnoses, how they affect his ability to work, or
why the ALJ concluded he was not disabled.” See doc. 5 at 2; doc. 7 at
2. In response, Huggins has again sent the Court a one-page letter “To
Whom It May Concern” reiterating that his rheumatoid arthritis
renders him unable to work.
This is still not enough
information. The Court will give him one final chance.
Plaintiff must file a Second Amended Complaint specifically
describing the following:
(1) a short, plain description of his rheumatoid arthritis -- when he
contends it became disabling, and how it prevents him from doing any
type of work (either his past work or some other job);
(2) a summary of all the administrative proceedings before the
Social Security Administration -- in other words, tell the Court what
plaintiff told the ALJ about his rheumatoid arthritis, what medical
evidence he showed the ALJ at the hearing, and what the ALJ wrote in
his decision denying benefits; and
(3) a short, separate statement of each of his legal claims
explaining why the evidence does not support the Social Security
Administration’s findings and denial of benefits -- put differently, tell
the Court what the ALJ did wrong (did he ignore some medical
evidence? did he ignore the Vocational Expert? did he ignore plaintiff’s
Huggins won’t get another shot at this. If he fails to file a Second
Amended Complaint that fully answers the three basic requirements
set forth above within 14 days from the date this Order is served, the
Court will recommend that the Complaint be dismissed.
SO ORDERED, this
14th day of July, 2017.
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