Meikle v. Social Security Administration
ORDER by Magistrate Judge Stephan M. Vidmar GRANTING 7 Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis (am)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
No. 17-cv-0092 JCH/SMV
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,1
Acting Commissioner of the Social Security,
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND
DIRECTING SERVICE OF PROCESS
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion to Proceed in Forma Pauperis
with Financial Affidavit Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 [Doc. 7] (“Motion”), filed on February 20,
2017. The Court, being fully advised in the premises FINDS that the Motion is well-taken and
should be GRANTED.
IT THEREFORE ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that Plaintiff’s Motion
to Proceed in Forma Pauperis [Doc. 7] is GRANTED. Plaintiff may proceed in this action
without payment of a filing fee, costs, or security therefor.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the United States Marshal Service is directed to
serve the summons and complaint on the United States Attorney, the Attorney General, and the
Office of the General Counsel of the Social Security Administration.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
STEPHAN M. VIDMAR
United States Magistrate Judge
Nancy A. Berryhill is now the Acting Commissioner of Social Security. Pursuant to Rule 25(d) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure, Nancy A. Berryhill should be substituted for Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin as
the defendant in this suit. No further action needs to be taken to continue this suit by reason of the last sentence of
section 205(g) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
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