How to File a Claim in a Bankruptcy Case
There are three ways to file a claim in a bankruptcy case: (1) electronically; (2) using the CM/ECF system; or (3) by mail or in person.
Electronic Filing of Claims
A login or password is not required in order to file a claim electronically. Rather, a creditor may file a claim in a bankruptcy case by clicking on the link:
- Submit or Amend an Electronic Proof of Claim
- Withdraw a Proof of Claim
- Claim Supplements
- Frequently Asked Questions
Using the CM/ECF System
In order to file a claim using the CM/ECF system, you must complete a proof of claim form and follow the instructions below. Before filing via the CM/ECF system, you must complete and submit the appropriate registration form. For registration forms, visit https://www.tneb.uscourts.gov/cmecf-registration-forms. You must also register for a PACER account and submit a request for e-filing registration to the court from your PACER account. To register for a PACER account, visit www.pacer.uscourts.gov.
By mail or in person
- Proof of Claim form and instructions (B410)
- Proof of Claim, Attachment A
- Proof of Claim, Supplement 1
- Proof of Claim, Supplement 2
- Proof of Claim, Supplement for CARES Forbearance Claim
Please be advised that the name and complete address of the creditor must appear on the proof of claim form. If an attorney is filing the claim on behalf of a creditor, the attorney should also enter his or her name and address. The name and title of the person authorized to file the claim is required on the proof of claim form.
Penalty for filing fraudulent claims: Fine of up to $500,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. 11 U.S.C. §§ 152 and 3571
To receive an acknowledgment that you have filed a claim, you may enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with an extra copy of the proof of claim that we will stamp and mail back to you. Or you may access the court’s PACER system (www.pacer.gov) for a small fee to view and/or save a copy of your filed proof of claim.