Smith v. Kijakazi
ORDER granting ECF No. 1 Motion/Application for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. The Complaint shall PROCEED and the Clerk shall FILE the Complaint (ECF No. 1 -1). The Clerk shall provide notice of this action to the Commissioner (e-service 5/18/2023). Signed by Magistrate Judge Carla Baldwin on 5/17/2023. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DLS)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Case No. 3:23-cv-00203-CLB
BARRY JACK SMITH,
ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION
TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
[ECF No. 1]
Plaintiff has filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis (“IFP”) in an action
involving judicial review of administrative action by the Secretary of Health and Human
Services, denying Plaintiff’s claim for disability benefits under the Social Security Act. In
the IFP application, Plaintiff listed minimal income and assets (ECF No. 1).
For good cause appearing, IT IS ORDERED as follows:
(1) Plaintiff’s application to proceed IFP, (ECF No. 1), is GRANTED. Plaintiff is
permitted to maintain this action without the necessity of prepayment of fees or costs or
the giving of security therefor.
(2) The Complaint shall PROCEED and the Clerk shall FILE the Complaint (ECF
(3) The Clerk shall provide notice of this action to the Commissioner pursuant to
Rule 3 of the Supplemental Rules for Social Security.
(4) From this point forward, Plaintiff must serve a copy of every pleading or other
document submitted for consideration by the Court upon the defendant or, if an
appearance has been entered by counsel, upon the attorney. Plaintiff must include with
the original of each document to be filed with the Court a certificate stating that a true and
correct copy of the document was served on the defendant, or counsel, if the defendant
has an attorney. Under Local Rule 5-1 the proof of service must show the day and manner
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of service and the name of the person served. The Court may disregard any paper
received which has not been filed with the Clerk, or that fails to include a certificate of
IT IS SO ORDERED.
May 17, 2023
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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