UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 6, 2010
ANDREW L. EDWARDS PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Jeffrey T. Miller United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS; REFERRING MATTER TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis
Plaintiff has submitted an application to proceed in forma pauperis. Plaintiff declares that he is unemployed and possesses no significant source of income or asset. Accordingly, the Court GRANTS plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis.
After a careful review of the pleadings, the Court orders as follows:
1. The request to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED.
2. The Clerk of Court shall serve a copy of this order on the United States Attorney General or an authorized representative.
Referral to Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff brings this action for review of a decision of the Commissioner of Social Security denying him benefits. All matters arising in this social security appeal are hereby referred to United States Magistrate Barbara Lynn Major for a report and recommendation in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 72.1(c)(1)(c). When the parties seek to file motions for summary judgment in this case, the parties shall contact the chambers of Magistrate Judge Major to secure scheduling, filing and/or hearing dates.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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