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Filing a Proof of Claim

INFORMATION FOR FILING YOUR PROOF OF CLAIM FORM ELECTRONICALLY

A CM/ECF login is not required to docket claims electronically. All claims in any case where there is no Claims Agent assigned are accepted through the Court's website. The Court strongly encourages the e-filing of claims.

Using the ePOC system, a Proof of Claim may now be filed and amended electronically. ePOC will generate the official Bankruptcy Proof of Claim (B410) form based upon the information entered.

Please have access to the following information before you begin:

  • Case Number
  • Address(es) where notices from the Court and payments from the Trustee should be sent (if different than the noticing address)
  • Claim Amount
  • Documentation supporting your rights to the claim amount (if any) in PDF format with personal identifiers properly redacted (Social Security or taxpayer identification numbers; dates of birth; names of minor children; and financial account numbers, per Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037)

Penalty for filing fraudulent claim: Fine of up to $500,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. 11 U.S.C. §§ 152 and 3571.

LINKS

FILE OR AMEND A PROOF OF CLAIM

ePOC Filing Guide (screen shots and explanations)

 


 

Proof of Claim Form and Instructions

Other Proof of Claim Information

All persons/entities wishing to file a Proof of Claim are strongly encouraged to use the Electronic Proof of Claim System (“ePOC”)

If you are unable to use the ePOC system, you may obtain a Proof of Claim Form B410 here: Proof of Claim (National Bankruptcy Form B410)

Additional instructions for completing the Proof of Claim form also may be found at the above link. For your convenience the form is in fillable PDF format.

Attorneys and registered CM/ECF users should file claims electronically through the Court's CM/ECF system or ePOC. Others may submit the completed form in person or by mail or overnight delivery to:

United States Bankruptcy Court
Western District of Pennsylvania
Attn: Claims Clerk
5414 U.S. Steel Tower
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Note that claims filed in cases pending in the Court's Erie Division or Johnstown Division also should be mailed to the above address. Should you wish to receive a file-stamped copy of the claim, together with an indication of the claim number assigned to the claim, please send in an extra copy of the proof of claim together with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Any entity filing more than ten (10) claims in a calendar year shall file claims electronically in the CM/ECF System or by using the ePOC System. See W.PA.LBR 3002-1(f).

For assistance please email the Help Desk at helpdesk@pawb.uscourts.gov