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Claim Forms and Instruction Booklets


The deadline to file claims in the Seafood Compensation Program was January 22, 2013. The Claims Administrator has developed a Procedure for Handling Untimely Seafood Claims, a copy of which is available in the “Alerts” section of this website. If you have a Seafood Claim that you have not yet submitted but wish to file now, you may refer to that procedure for instructions. The Claims Administrator will evaluate deadline extension requests for Seafood Claims filed after the Bar Date and issue notifications to claimants informing them of the results of that review.

In order to facilitate a proposed Second Seafood Distribution, the Claims Administrator will stop accepting new Seafood Filing Deadline Extension Requests under that Procedure on October 31, 2014. The Portal will not allow Claimants or their counsel to submit such requests after this date. Any such requests made in paper form must be postmarked or received on or before this date to receive consideration.

The Court-Supervised Settlement Program opened on June 4, 2012. Claim Forms and their accompanying Instruction Booklets are available at the links below and at Claimant Assistance Centers. Claimants and Counsel are encouraged to submit claims online, which will be an easier process than completing and submitting paper Claim Forms. The online claim process will guide you through only the specific questions you need to answer, and will instruct you about the specific Supporting Documentation you must submit, based on the answers you enter as you go along.

Click Here to Submit Your Claim Online

Click here to view Online Filing Tutorials

Click Here to View a Guide to Required Documents for Your Claim

Click Here to Check the Status of Your Claim

Click the links below for the Registration Form, Claim Forms, and the accompanying Instruction Booklets. All claimants must submit a completed Registration Form either before, or along with, their first submitted Claim Form. You only need to submit the Registration Form once, but your claim cannot be processed without your Registration Form.

Click Here to Request to Have a Claim Packet
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