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FAQs For Creditors

What is a Limited Filer Participant?

How can I change my ECF password?

I am a creditor in a Chapter 11 case and the Plan of Reorganization has been approved. Can the Clerk's Office explain to me why I have not yet received any payments and when will payments commence?

I have received a notice and summary of the Trustee's Final Report and Account in a Chapter 7 case. How long will it be before I receive payment on my claim?

I am a creditor in a case that has converted to another chapter. Is it necessary for me to file another Proof of Claim?

How do I file a claim?

 

 

What is a Limited Filer Participant?

Attorneys and creditor representatives may obtain a "Limited Filer Password" for access to the CM/ECF system. Access to the CM/ECF system is restricted to filing of the following documents: Creditor Request for Notices and/or Notices of Appearance, Withdrawals or Transfers of Claim, and Reaffirmation Agreements.

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How can I change my ECF password?

• Click UTILITIES on the blue menu bar
• Click CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD
• Complete the New Password fields
• Click SUBMIT

NOTE: The Court encourages users to periodically change their passwords for security reasons, particularly if a member of your staff that had access to this information leaves your employment.

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I am a creditor in a Chapter 11 case and the Plan of Reorganization has been approved. Can the Clerk's Office explain to me why I have not yet received any payments and when will payments commence?

All questions regarding payments under a confirmed plan should be directed to the attorney for the Debtor-in-Possession or trustee if one has been appointed.

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I have received a notice and summary of the Trustee's Final Report and Account in a Chapter 7 case. How long will it be before I receive payment on my claim?

Once the Notice and Summary of the Trustee's Final Report and Account has been sent to all creditors, it takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks before the money is distributed to creditors. If an objection is filed to the Final Report and Account, a hearing may be scheduled. Should this occur, the monies in a case cannot be distributed until the matter has been resolved.

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I am a creditor in a case that has converted to another chapter. Is it necessary for me to file another Proof of Claim?

No. Once you have filed a Proof of Claim with the court, it is recorded on a claims register and is considered part of the case regardless of conversion to another chapter.

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How do I file a claim?

Proof of Claim

• You can file a claim electronically using ePOC (Electronic Proof of Claim Program). No login is required. Additional information about ePOC may be found at www.ilcb.uscourts.gov/electronic-proof-claim-epoc-program.
• Forms are available from uscourts.gov.

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