Electronically Filing a Proof of Claim
A creditor may electronically file a proof of claim using the Court's ePOC program. When a creditor uses ePOC, Official Form 410 is not used at all. No registration and no password are needed to use ePOC. The ePOC program will automatically create an electronic proof of claim based on the information the creditor enters. Once the creditor has completed the electronic proof of claim, the creditor may upload any supporting information required by Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3001(c). Do not attach a PDF of the official claim form. Click here to use ePOC.
An attorney or other authorized agent for a creditor may use ePOC to file a proof of claim for the creditor. Further, when Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3004 applies, a debtor or a trustee (or the attorney for either) may also use ePOC to file a proof of claim on behalf of a creditor who failed to timely file a claim.
There is a penalty for filing a fraudulent claim. If convicted, the filer of a fraudulent claim may be fined up to $500,000.00, imprisoned for up to five years, or both. See 18 U.S.C. §§ 152 and 3571.
Amending a Proof of Claim
If information in a proof of claim or its supporting information is incorrect or incomplete, a creditor must file an amended proof of claim. The creditor may do so in one of two ways. Click here to learn more.
Supplementing a Proof of Claim
If you failed to include necessary information in a filed proof of claim or if a filed proof of claim or supporting information contains an error, click here for more information.