The decision on your application for in forma pauperis (IFP) is made by the judge. The judge will carefully review your IFP application and assess whether you meet the eligibility criteria. Based on this review, the judge will then issue an order that either grants or denies your request for IFP status.
The judge’s decision is typically based on various factors, such as your financial situation, supporting documentation provided, and any applicable laws or guidelines in your jurisdiction. They will evaluate whether you meet the requirements for IFP, which may include considerations such as your income, assets, and ability to pay court fees.
Once the judge has thoroughly examined your application, they will make a determination and enter an order accordingly. If your application is granted, you will be allowed to proceed with your case without paying the usual court fees. On the other hand, if your application is denied, you will be responsible for paying the required fees unless you successfully appeal the decision or take other appropriate legal actions.