UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 14, 2012
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sheila K. Oberto United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS (Docket Nos. 3, 6)
Plaintiff Steve Thomas ("Plaintiff") filed a complaint on March 7, 2012, along with an application to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (Docs. 1, 3.) On March 8, 2012, the Court issued an order requesting additional information regarding the application to proceed in forma pauperis. (Doc. 5.) On March 14, 2012, Plaintiff filed an amended motion to proceed in forma pauperis addressing the Court's concerns. (Doc. 6.) Plaintiff's amended application demonstrates entitlement to proceed without prepayment of fees.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED;
2. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to issue a summons; and
3. The United States marshal is DIRECTED to serve a copy of the complaint, summons, and this order upon the defendant as directed by the plaintiff.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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