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Proof of Claims (ePOC)

The Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC) program permits the electronic filing of the following types of documents without requiring a CM/ECF login.

  • Proof of Claim - Original or Amended
  • Withdrawal of a Claim
  • Rule 3002.1 Claim Supplements:
    • Notice of Mortgage Payment Change
    • Notice of Postpetition Fees, Expenses, and Charges
    • Response to Notice of Final Cure Payment

Properly and accurately completing the data entry, redaction acknowledgment, PDF upload, and verification code steps in the ePOC program shall serve as the submitting individual’s signature on the above types of documents, with the same force and effect as if that individual had signed a paper copy of the document.
Penalty for presenting a fraudulent claim: Fine of up to $500,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. 18 U.S.C. §§ 152 and 3571.
Be sure to select the proper District for filing. Eastern District case numbers begin with a '1'. For example: 16-12222. Western District case numbers begin with a '7'. For example: 16-72222.
ePOC Instructions (pdf)
EASTERN DISTRICT:

File a Proof of Claim or Amended Proof of Claim (Do Not attach proof of claim form: it will be created for you)
File a Claim Withdrawal (PDF required)
File a Rule 3002.1 claim supplement (PDF required)

WESTERN DISTRICT:

File a Proof of Claim or Amended Proof of Claim (Do Not attach proof of claim form: it will be created for you)
File a Claim Withdrawal (PDF required)
File a Rule 3002.1 claim supplement (PDF required)

 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

  • Do I need to attach B410 claim form as an attachment?
    • No. The fillable form will create the Official B410 form. Any attachments should consist of supporting documentation to the proof of claim.
  •  Is a signature required on the proof of claim?
    • Yes. Type the name and title, if any, of the person authorized to file the claim on behalf of the creditor. Typing the name will serve as the signature and has the same force and effect as a written signature.
  • How do I save my supporting documents in PDF format?
    • Many free/paid programs on the internet will convert documents to PDF. There are also iOS and Android Apps that will utilize a device's camera to take a picture of a document and convert to PDF.
  • Can I include a separate mailing address for payments?
    • Yes. Check the box indicating that the payment address is different from the notice address. An additional address field will appear for this alternate address for payments. Notices from the court will still be sent to the notice address.
  • I need to amend my claim. How do I do this?
    • When completing the fillable claim form, check the box in Item 4. to indicate that the claim amends a previously-filed claim. Select the claim number being amended.
  • I need to change a creditor's address. How do I do this?
    • A notice of change of creditor's address must be filed in paper with the court or via ECF by an electronic filer, indicating the case number, creditor's name, old address and the new address.
  • At the time of filing my claim, I do not know the amount that is due. How do I enter “unknown” in the amount for the claim?
    • In the amount box, enter: 0.00. Attach documentation to the claim explaining the reason that the amount of the claim is unknown at this time. Once you know the amount of the claim, file an amended claim.
  • I am a creditor’s attorney and will be filing a claim on behalf of my client. How do I record the creditor address and my address as the attorney?
    • When filing the claim, there is a drop-down box on the first screen which allows you to select who is submitting the claim. The options are: Creditor, Creditor’s Attorney, Debtor, Debtor’s Attorney and Trustee. If you select Creditor’s Attorney, you will be able to add the attorney name and address and select the appropriate creditor from a list of creditors in the case. If the creditor does not appear or is not listed correctly, you are able to add the correct creditor information. Both names and addresses will be added to the list of creditors and displayed on the proof of claim.
  • I filed a claim and my attachments did not properly attach to the claim filed. How do I get the supporting documentation filed?
    • Attachments may only be added by filing an amended claim. Complete the fillable claim form again, check the box in Item 4. to indicate that the claim amends a previously filed claim. Select the claim number of the claim being amended. Browse and attach your PDF documentation. Submit the form.
  • I have an automated system that creates the most current B410 form. Can I upload our automated form?
    • Official Form B410 created by automated systems, utilizing the most current version, can be uploaded by clicking here for Eastern or Western Districts.