Hudgens v. Social Security Administration
ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS dismissing case without prejudice. Signed by Honorable Joseph F Anderson, Jr on 10/19/11. (alew, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social
C/A No.: 6:11-1853-JFA-KFM
The pro se plaintiff brings this action pursuant to § 405(g) and 1383(c)(3) of the
Social Security Act, as amended, to obtain judicial review of the final decision by the
Commissioner of Social Security denying plaintiff’s claim for disability insurance benefits
(DIB) and supplemental security income (SSI).
The Magistrate Judge assigned to this action 1 has prepared a Report and
Recommendation wherein he suggests that the complaint is premature because the plaintiff
has not yet completed an Appeals Council review of the most recent denial of benefits on his
The parties were advised of their right to submit objections to the Report and
Recommendation which was filed on September 28, 2011. The plaintiff has filed a one
The Magistrate Judge’s review is made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local
Civil Rule 73.02. The Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to this court. The recommendation
has no presumptive weight, and the responsibility to make a final determination remains with the court.
Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261 (1976). The court is charged with making a de novo determination of those
portions of the Report to which specific objection is made and the court may accept, reject, or modify, in
whole or in part, the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, or recommit the matter to the Magistrate
Judge with instructions. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
paragraph response to the Report wherein he indicates his hardships, both medical and
financial. However, as the Magistrate Judge properly notes, this court cannot proceed with
a review of the plaintiff’s claims until the matter is exhausted before the Social Security
The court has carefully reviewed the record, the Report and Recommendation, and the
objections thereto, and finds the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge to be proper. It
is therefore ordered that the Report is incorporated herein and that this action is dismissed
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 19, 2011
Columbia, South Carolina
Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
United States District Judge
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