Mailing of Proof of Claim Forms
Effective October 1, 2011, a proof of claim form will no longer be mailed to creditors with the Notice of Bankruptcy Case, Meeting of Creditors & Deadlines forms in Chapter 11, 12, 13, and Chapter 7 asset cases.
Electronic Filing of Claims
Effective July 1, 2008, all claims, including Chapter 13 claims, are to be filed directly with the Court (and not with the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office). Also effective July 1, claims in all cases are accepted electronically through the Court’s website. The Court strongly encourages the e-filing of claims.
The program implemented for the e-filing of claims is similar to the one used by the U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of North Carolina. The difference in the two programs is that a name and title, if any, of the person filing the claim is required by the Middle District.
- Proof of Claim forms for all chapters may be filed electronically. A login/password is not required.
The name and complete address of the creditor must appear on the claim form. If an attorney is filing the claim on behalf of a creditor, the attorney should also enter his/her name and address. The name and title, if any, of the person authorized to file the claim is required on the claim form.
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.
- Submit a Proof of Claim 
- Proof of Claim Instructions 
- Withdraw a Proof of Claim 
- Claim Supplement Forms 
- Frequently Asked Questions  (Updated 3/24/11)