Creditors in a bankruptcy case can easily create, file, amend or withdraw a Proof of Claim (Official Form 410) using the Court’s Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC) system.
Effective October 8, 2021, proof of claims may be created and electronically filed through the below link, except in cases where a Claims and Noticing Agent has been approved. If you are filing a proof of claim electronically for the first time, please carefully read all the information provided, before attempting to file your claim.
This service is provided as an alternative to filing the proof of claim by U.S. Mail or other delivery service, by hand delivery to the Clerk’s Office or requesting access to file in CM/ECF.
Penalty for filing a fraudulent claim: Fine of up to $500,000, imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. See 18 U.S.C. Sections 152 and 3571.
- ePOC does not require a login or password
- ePOC allows creditors to attach/upload supporting documents with their Proof of Claim
- Supporting documents must be in PDF format
- Proof of Claims filed through ePOC are immediately posted to the case claims register and may be printed and/or electronically saved by the filer
- The address of the creditor is added to the mailing list of the case
- ePOC will ask the filer a series of questions, then use the responses to complete and file a Proof of Claim form (Official Form 410)
- All filers must redact: Social Security or taxpayer-identification numbers; dates of birth; names of minor children; and financial account numbers, in compliance with Bankruptcy Rule 9037. This requirement applies to all documents, including attachments
- Filers have three options in ePOC:
- file a proof of claim
- file an amended proof of claim
- withdraw a proof of claim
- Attorneys currently registered to use CM/ECF should file Proofs of Claim or Withdraw a Claim using their login/password
- ePOC Filing Guide
- Helpful Tips
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Instructions for Official Form 410
Electronic Filing Options:
- Verify the debtor(s) name and case number BEFORE submitting the Proof of Claim. The fillable form will display the case number and Debtor’s name at the top of the form. If you have entered the incorrect case number, simply use the ‘Back’ button to return to the first screen to enter the correct case number.
- If you are a creditor’s attorney filing the claim, be sure to indicate the appropriate payment address for the creditor. If a separate payment address is not entered, any funds will be sent to the address listed on the claim form.
- If you are amending a claim for any reason, be sure to check the ‘Amends’ box on the claim form and enter the number of the previously filed claim.
- Verify the amounts entered in Items 1, 4 & 5. The total amount claimed is required in Item 1. Do not use commas when entering an amount in any of the boxes in Items 1, 4 & 5.
- If you are entering zero for the amount owed, because the amount is unknown at the time of filing the claim, be sure to use 3 digits, e.g. 0.00. The form will not accept any other combination. Attach the appropriate documentation, in PDF format, to your claim to explain the zero amount.
- If there is supporting documentation for your claim, select ‘Yes’ at the bottom of the form (before the signature line). After clicking on ‘Submit Claim’, you will be able to attach your documentation in PDF format.
- If there is insufficient space in the blocks provided on the fillable claim form to enter information you wish to provide regarding the basis of your claim, please attach that information as supporting documentation in PDF format.
- Print or save a copy of the completed claim. An option to view/print is displayed on the screen after the submission of claim. This screen also displays the claim number assigned to your claim.