UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
August 11, 2011
ALICIA BLUE, O/B/O RAYMOND BLUE, JR., PLAINTIFF,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Salas, District Court Judge
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
OPINION AND ORDER
Plaintiff Alicia Blue, o/b/o Raymond Blue, Jr. ("Blue") filed a complaint on July 8, 2011, that opened the above captioned case in this Court. (Doc. No. 1.) It appears that:
1. The Clerk of the Court will not file the complaint unless the person seeking relief pays the entire applicable filing fee in advance or the person applies for and is granted in forma pauperis status pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. See Local Civil R. 5.1(f).
2. The filing fee for commencing a civil action in this court is $350.00. See 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a).
3. Blue did not prepay $350.00; rather, she submitted an application to proceed in this matter in forma pauperis (IFP application), pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (IFP Application; Doc. No. 1-1.)
4. Having considered Blue's IFP application, the Court concludes that Blue has adequately established that her financial condition renders payment of the $350.00 filing fee a hardship.
Therefore, for the foregoing reasons;
IT IS THIS 11th day of August, 2011, hereby ORDERED that Blue's IFP application is GRANTED; ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court FILE Blue's complaint.
ESTHER SALAS, U.S.D.J.
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