The U.S. District Court may waive the cost of filing a complaint and allow the individual
to proceed in forma pauperis. This action is solely the responsibility of the court. Field Offices (FOs) should
not advise a claimant concerning in forma pauperis proceedings. If such a question is raised, FOs should:
Provide the claimant with the address of the Office of the Clerk of the appropriate
U.S. District Court; and
Suggest that the claimant consult the clerk concerning this issue. (See http://www.findlaw.com/10fedgov/judicial/district_courts.html for links to the U.S. Federal District Courts by state.