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ePOC & eWOC

Options for Filing, Amending, or Withdrawing a Claim

Filing or Amending a Claim

  • Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC)

This is the Court's preferred method of filing claims because it is simple to use, reliable, a quick way to docket a claim, and free to use. ePOC is an electronic version of the proof of claim form which is the document required to file or amend a claim. When submitted, the proof of claim form is automatically created and filed in the case.

For instructions on how ePOC works, check out our Power Point presentation. Click here to open ePOC and begin filing

  • CM/ECF

If you have a login and password for CM/ECF, you may continue to file claims using that method, or you may file them with ePOC - the choice is yours! If you need a CM/ECF account, click here for our online registration/training program.

  • By Mail or in Person

Up to 10 paper claims may be filed by a user in any given year at the Bankruptcy Clerk's Office in the Southern District of Indiana. If this number is exceeded, the Court will ask the user to file future claims electronically. A proof of claim form can be found at the U.S Courts website or obtained from any bankruptcy clerk's office. Individuals or those not filing electronically must submit to the Clerk's Office the following:

  • Completed proof of claim with original signature
  • Attachments, if applicable
  • Copy of the proof of claim if a file-marked copy is desired for your records

If a file-marked copy is desired when mailing a proof of claim, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and the file-marked original will be returned. Parties are required to keep the original proof of claim for 2 years or until the case is closed, whichever is earlier.

For instructions, definitions, and additional information on how to fill out a proof of claim form, click here.

Withdrawing a Claim

A Notice of Withdrawal of Claim must be prepared by the filer. If filed electronically, the withdrawal must be in PDF format.

  • Electronic Notice of Withdrawal of Claim (eWOC)

eWOC is a quick way to file a Notice of Withdrawal of Claim electronically without a login or password. For instructions on how eWOC works, check out our Power Point presentation. Click here to open eWOC and begin filing.

  • CM/ECF

If you have a login and password for CM/ECF, you may continue to withdraw a claim using that method, or you may file a Notice of Withdrawal of Claim using eWOC - the choice is yours! If you need a CM/ECF account, click here for our online registration/training program.

  • By Mail or in Person

Mail or bring the original Notice of Withdrawal of Claim to the Clerk's Office. If a file-marked copy is desired when mailing a withdrawal, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and the file-marked original will be returned. Parties are required to keep the original document for 2 years or until the case is closed, whichever is earlier.