Otero v. Commissioner of Social Security
Plaintiff: Carmen M. Otero
Defendant: Commissioner of Social Security
Interested Party: Social Security Administration
Case Number: 3:2020cv00048
Filed: January 13, 2020
Court: US District Court for the District of Connecticut
Presiding Judge: Sarah A L Merriam
Referring Judge: Stefan R Underhill
Nature of Suit: Social Security: SSID Tit. XVI
Cause of Action: 42:1383
Jury Demanded By: None
Docket Report

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Date Filed Document Text
January 15, 2020 Opinion or Order Filing 8 ORDER. Plaintiff has filed a form Complaint for Review of Social Security Administration Decision. See Doc. #1 . On the second page of the form, plaintiff is required to complete the following: "The Appeals Council denied Plaintiff's request for review or granted Plaintiff's request for review and issued a decision on _________." Id. at 2. Plaintiff has filled in this blank with "?" Without accurate information regarding the date of the Appeals Council's decision, the Court cannot determine whether plaintiff has fully exhausted her administrative remedies, and whether this action has been timely filed. Accordingly, on or before February 13, 2020, plaintiff shall file a copy of the Appeals Council's decision on the docket. Failure to comply with this Order may result in dismissal of this action. It is so ordered. Signed by Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam on 1/15/2020. (Spangenburg, S.)
January 15, 2020 Opinion or Order Filing 7 ORDER granting #2 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. Plaintiff has filed a motion seeking to proceed without payment of fees and costs, which motion includes a sworn statement as to plaintiff's current financial circumstances. See Doc. #2 . Plaintiff has completed the required information. She asserts that she is unable to afford to pay fees and costs, having minimal income and no assets. See generally id. at 3-5. Plaintiff states that she receives cash benefits and housing assistance from the government. See id. at 3, 4. At this stage, such allegations are sufficient to establish that plaintiff is unable to pay the ordinary filing fees required by the Court. See 28 U.S.C. 1915(a)(1). Accordingly, plaintiff's #2 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED. It is so ordered. Signed by Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam on 1/15/2020. (Spangenburg, S.)
January 15, 2020 Filing 6 Notice to Self-represented Parties. Signed by Clerk on 1/15/2020.(Bozek, M.)
January 13, 2020 Answer deadline updated for Commissioner of Social Security to 3/13/2020. (Bozek, M.)
January 13, 2020 Opinion or Order Filing 5 ELECTRONIC FILING ORDER FOR COUNSEL - PLEASE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH COURTESY COPY REQUIREMENTS IN THIS ORDER. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 1/13/2020.(Bozek, M.)
January 13, 2020 Opinion or Order Filing 4 Standing Scheduling Order. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 1/13/2020.(Bozek, M.)
January 13, 2020 Opinion or Order Filing 3 Standing Order on Social Security Appeals. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 1/13/2020. (Attachments: #1 Consent Form)(Bozek, M.)
January 13, 2020 Filing 2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis by Carmen M. Otero. Motions referred to Sarah A. L. Merriam(Bozek, M.)
January 13, 2020 Filing 1 COMPLAINT against Commissioner of Social Security, filed by Carmen M. Otero.(Bozek, M.)

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