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Proof of Claim
[last updated: 05/07/2014]

A proof of claim can be conveniently filed electronically in all bankruptcy cases. Filing electronically requires access to the internet, but no login or password is required. Alternatively, claims can be submitted to the Court in paper, either by presenting the claim in person or sending the claim by US Mail.

1. Filing Claims Electronically through Claims E-Filing:

Creditors may file Proof of Claim forms for all chapters electronically. A login/password is not required.

The claims electronic filing program contains a fillable Proof of Claim form (Form B10) along with supplemental forms and the ability to amend or withdraw a claim. Supplemental documentation to the claim may be attached. The address of the creditor is automatically added to the mailing matrix of a case when a proof of claim is filed to insure service of case-wide documents.

The following are direct links which enable creditors to file these documents with the Court.

Amended Claims - Check the box indicating that the claim amends a previously filed claim. Select the court claim number and enter the pertinent information on the claim form.
The full name and title of a creditor or other person authorized to file a proof of claim must appear on the form. If a party other than the creditor is filing the proof of claim, the address of that party must be included. Filing a proof of claim electronically deems the claim signed by the creditor or authorized person.

Penalty for filing fraudulent claim: Fine of up to $500,000 imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. 18 U.S.C. 152 and 3571.

2. Filing a Paper Claim:

If you prefer to submit a claim traditionally, in paper, the following forms can be completed online, printed, and mailed or hand-delivered to the Court. Similarly, attorneys and electronic filers with an ECF account can fill in the following forms electronically and save a PDF version to upload electronically.

  • B10 - Proof of Claim
  • B10A.pdf - Mortgage Proof of Claim Attachment
  • B10S1.pdf - Notice of Mortgage Payment Change
  • B10S2.pdf - Notice of Postpetition Mortgage Fees, Expenses, and Charges


    B10 - Proof Of Claim(04-13).pdf



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