Welcome to the Office of Kenneth E. West, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Division. Through the use of the links on the left, you can find information about the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee including general disbursement information, contact information, online case access and the current Meeting of Creditors dockets for the Philadelphia Division.
Proof of Claims
What is a proof of claim?
A proof of claim is an official bankruptcy form that is filled out by a creditor to indicate the amount of debt that a debtor owed the creditor as of the date the debtor filed for bankruptcy. A proof of claim is a standard form – instructions and a downloadable form can be found here. A blank proof of claim form may also be included in the notice of the bankruptcy filing you receive from the court clerk. A creditor must fill out and submit a proof of claim to receive payment on the claim.
Who should file a proof of claim?
If you are a priority, secured or unsecured creditor in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you must file a proof of claim to receive payment during the bankruptcy case. Depending on your claim and the terms of the plan, you might never receive payment if you don’t file a proof of claim.