Trustee's Notice of Deposit of Unclaimed Dividends

Official Procedure Last Change February 7, 2024

Trustee's Notice of Deposit of Unclaimed Dividends

How to file: 

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Deposit of Unclaimed Dividends



General Information

  • Unclaimed dividends and small dividends are funds deposited with the Court by the trustee for an owner or recipient who is entitled to the money, but who has failed to claim ownership of it.
  • Funds may be released by the Court when the claimant files an Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds.
  • This event is for deposit of unclaimed dividends by the trustee using an ACH transaction. For deposit of unclaimed dividends by paper check, use Notice of Unclaimed Dividends.
  • If payment is not made at the time of filing, it may be made later using Utilities > Internet Payments Due.

​​​​Filing Requirements

It is not necessary to prepare a PDF document. The instructions below automatically generate one which is added to the docket.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into CM/ECF.

2. Select Bankruptcy > Deposit of Unclaimed Dividends:

3. Enter case number (in the format xx-xxxxx) and click Next.

4. Click to select the creditor from the list. If the creditor is not listed, click the Add Creditor link, enter the name and address of the creditor and click Next
then Submit.

5. Enter the unclaimed amount for the creditor and click Next.

6. Verify that the correct creditor and amount are shown. If incorrect:

  1. Click the Add or Edit Creditors button:

  1. Click to select the creditor, which will appear in green text, then click Next:

  1. - If the amount is incorrect, select it from the drop down box and click Next. Enter the correct amount and click Next:

- If the creditor name is incorrect, click Delete to remove it, then click the Add or Edit Creditors button to start over:

7. If you wish to add further unclaimed dividends for other creditors on the same case:

  1. Click the Add or Edit Creditors button:

  1. Click to select the creditor then click Next:

  1. Enter the amount, then click Next:

8. Once all creditors and amounts have been entered and verified, click File Notice of Deposit of Unclaimed Dividends, then click Next to complete the filing:

9. Click Pay Now to be taken to Note that all payments submitted on the case should be paid in one payment, via ACH:

10. Select all fees and click Next:

11. Select Enter an ACH account and fill in the account details, then click Next:

12. Enter your email address in both fields to obtain a receipt for the payment. Check the box as shown and click Submit to complete your payment:

13. A confirmation screen is displayed: