File Claims

Basic Guidelines for Filing Proof of Claims


  • Use only Bankruptcy Official Forms.
  • Only file claims in open cases.
  • Do not file claims in no-asset cases. If the trustee determines there are assets, you will be notified of the deadline for filing a Proof of Claim.
  • Ensure the necessary documentation is attached.
  • Ensure personal identifiers are redacted to ensure compliance with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037. This requirement applies to all documents, including attachments.
  • The creditor's Name and Address cannot exceed five lines per creditor.