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Filing a Proof of Claim

A Proof of Claim is a form used by the creditor (person who has a claim) to indicate the amount of debt owed by the debtor on the date of the bankruptcy filing.

Creditors may electronically file a Proof of Claim through our Court's website (recommended for creditors) or mail/deliver a paper Proof of Claim to the Court.

Electronically file a Proof of Claim through our Court's website (recommended for creditors)

Creditors are requested to electronically file a Proof of Claim. A login/password is not required.

  • The Proof of Claim is created and electronically filed through the Court’s website. Supplemental documentation to the Proof of Claim may be attached.
     
  • Attorneys may file the Proof of Claim by indicating, "filed by: attorney" or they may obtain an ECF login and password to file the Proof of Claim in ECF.
     
  • The full name and title of a creditor or other person authorized to file a Proof of Claim must appear on the form. If a party other than the creditor is filing the Proof of Claim, the address of that party must be included. Filing a Proof of Claim electronically deems the claim signed by the creditor or authorized person.
     
  • Before filing your claim electronically be sure to read our Helpful Tips and Claims FAQ pages
     


File a paper Proof of Claim with the Court

Send the completed Proof of Claim form and supporting documents to the Clerk's Office at:

United States Bankruptcy Court
120 North Henry Street Room 340
Madison, WI 53703

OR

United States Bankruptcy Court
500 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701

 

Proof of Claim (Form 410)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All filers must redact: Social Security or taxpayer-identification numbers; dates of birth; names of minor children; and financial account numbers, in compliance with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037. This requirement applies to all documents, including attachments. Before filing a claim, please read the privacy notice.

Penalty for filing fraudulent claim: Fine of up to $500,000, imprisonment for up to 5 years or both. 18 U.S.C. §152 and 3571.