ORDER DENYING LEAVE TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
GEORGE C. HANKS, Jr., District Judge.
Plaintiff has requested leave to appear in forma pauperis in this appeal from a decision regarding Social Security benefits. Dkt. 3.
Plaintiff states that he receives long term disability payments of $3,900 per month, owns a vehicle, has $1,000 in a savings account, and that his assets include 16 acres of land that he values at $134,000. His list of expenses amounts to $1,700 per month, and includes a $600 monthly payment on an "adjoining tract of land," $500 per month on credit card debt, and $100 per month for cable television.
After reviewing the application, and considering the applicable authorities, the Court finds that the application should be
"The mere execution of an affidavit of indigence does not automatically entitle a litigant to proceed in forma pauperis." Heath v. I.R.S., 2002 WL 31086069, at *1 (N.D. Tex. 2002) (citing Adkins v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., Inc., 335 U.S. 331, 337 (1948); Green v. Estelle, 649 F.2d 298, 302 (5th Cir. Unit A June 1981); 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)). "While plaintiff does not need to be absolutely destitute to qualify for in forma pauperis status, such benefit is allowed only when plaintiff cannot give such costs and remain able to provide for himself and his dependents." Bright v. Hickman, 96 F.Supp.2d 572, 575 (E.D. Tex. 2000) (citing Adkins, 335 U.S. at 339); see also Mitchell v. Champs Sports, 42 F.Supp.2d 642, 648 (E.D. Tex. 1998).
In light of the foregoing, the Court
Further, Plaintiff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis, Dkt. 2, is