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    ePOCELECTRONICPROOFOFCLAIMPROGRAM

    OVERVIEW

    TheElectronicProofofClaim(ePOC)programpermitsproofsofclaimsandcertainothertypesofdocumentstobefileddirectlyfromthecourtswebsite.SubmittinganePOCdocumentforentryintheclaimsregisterdoesnotrequireaCM/ECFlogin.Inaddition,noclaimformisneededforsubmittinganoriginaloramendedproofofclaimthedataentered intheePOCsystemwillcreate and file an Official Form B 410 Proof of Claim, although the filermust upload anysupportingdocumentsasPDFfiles.ThefollowingtypesofdocumentsmaybefiledwiththecourtusingtheePOCprogram:

    ProofofClaimOriginalorAmended WithdrawalofaClaim Rule3002.1ClaimSupplements: NoticeofMortgagePaymentChange NoticeofPostpetitionFees,Expenses,andCharges ResponsetoNoticeofFinalCurePayment ProofofClaimAttachment3001(c)(1)(d)

    (Note:Othertypesofdocuments,suchasnoticeofatransferofaclaimorrequestforpaymentofanadministrativeexpense,requireaCM/ECFloginforelectronicfiling.CreditorsmayapplyforaLimitedFilerCM/ECFuseraccountatthecourtswebsite:www.hib.uscourts.gov.)

    SIGNATURES

    Submitting a document in the ePOC system in full compliancewith the courts procedures including accurately entering the data requested, acknowledging the filers duty to redactprotectedpersonalidentifiers,properlyuploadingdocumentsasPDFfiles,andcorrectlyenteringarandomlygeneratedverificationcodeshallserveasthesubmittingindividualssignatureonthedocuments,withthesameforceandeffectasifthatindividualhadsignedapapercopyofthedocument.

    TECHNICALREQUIREMENTS

    Browser:TheePOCprogramrequiresuseofInternetExplorer8orthelatestversionofChromeandFirefox.

    PDFs:Whensubmittinganoriginaloramendedproofofclaim,theePOCprogramwillcreateandfile a completed, signed claim form,a copyofwhichmaybeprintedor savedaspartof theprocess.However,anysupportingdocumentsandattachmentsmustbeuploadedasPDFfiles.DocumentsotherthanproofsofclaimalsoneedtobepreparedasPDFsinordertobeuploadedandfiledwiththecourt.EachPDFfilemaybecreatedbyscanningorusingsoftware,andshouldnotexceed20MBinsize.

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    FILEAPROOFOFCLAIMORIGINALORAMENDED

    Fromthehomepageonthecourtswebsite,clickFileClaimsOnline.

    ReadtheGeneralInformationabouttheePOCprogram.Whenready,clickSUBMITanoriginaloramendedclaim.

    TheFileClaimscreendisplays.

    Enterthecasenumber. Enterthename(oraportionofthename)ofthecreditorfilingtheclaim.Ifonlya

    portionofthecreditorsnameisentered,theprogramwillpullallthecreditorsinthecasethatcontaintheenteredletters.

    Selectthepartytypefilingtheclaimusingthedropdownlist.Note:SelectCreditorAttorney if you are the creditors attorney and would like to record the creditoraddressandyouraddressontheclaimformandbeaddedtothecreditorlist.

    Read the redaction notice and check the box to confirm compliancewith Fed. R.Bankr.P.9037.

    ClickNext.

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    IfyouselectedCreditorAttorneyasthefilingpartyonthepreviousscreen,youwillbepromptedtoenteryournameandaddress.EntertheinformationandclickNext.Yournamewillbeaddedtothecreditorlistforthiscase.

    SelectthecreditorfilingtheclaimorselectCreditornotlistedtoaddanewcreditor.

    TheClaimInformationscreendisplays.Completetheproofofclaimformbyenteringalltheappropriate informationthatappliestoyourclaim. AllYes/Noquestionsmustbeanswered.Youmayclickontheinstructionshyperlinkstoviewofficialinstructionsanddefinitions.

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    CaseandCreditorInformation

    Verifythedebtornameandcasenumber. Verifythecreditorinformation. Enterthecreditorstelephonenumber,emailaddressandothernamesusedwiththe

    debtor.

    PaymentAddressIfthepaymentaddressdiffersfromtheaddresswherenoticesshouldbesent,checktheboxandaddthepaymentaddressinformation.

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    AmendedClaimIfyouarefilinganamendedclaim,checktheboxinitem4:

    Awarningmessagedisplaysadvisingthatonlytheoriginalclaimantortransfereeoftheclaimshouldamendaclaim.ClickOKtocontinue.

    Click the Court Claim Number dropdown arrow to view a list of claims filed by thecreditor.Selecttheclaimnumbertobeamended.TheFiledondatewillautomaticallypopulate based on the claim number selected. Be sure to select the correct claimnumber.

    UnknownAmountofClaimIf you do not know the amount of the claim at this time, enter 0.00 and a briefexplanation in theComment box. Be sure to attach documentation to support yourexplanation.

    TheenteredexplanationwilldisplayintheRemarkssectionontheclaimsregister.

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    RequiredFieldsIfarequiredfield isnotcompleted,amessagedisplaysuponsubmittingtheform.Forexample:

    ClickOKandthecursorwillappearintheboxthatismissinginformation.

    Thefollowingfieldsarerequired:

    AllYes/Noquestions Item7Howmuchistheclaim? Item7CommentRequiredonlyifaclaimamountof0.00hasbeenentered Item8Whatisthebasisoftheclaim? Part 3 Signature of individual submitting the claim and declaring that the

    informationistrueandcorrect

    SupportingDocumentationIfyouwouldliketouploadsupportingdocuments,clickYesintheAttachmentssectionoftheclaim. Youwillbepromptedtouploadsupportingdocumentsaftertheclaimissubmitted.

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    When you are done entering the applicable claim information, enter theVerificationCodeandclickSubmitClaim.

    IfyouselectedYestotheearlierprompttoattachsupportingdocumentation,youwilldosonow.

    ClickBrowsetochoosethePDFforupload. Open it by rightclicking on your mouse and viewing the PDF to verify you have

    selectedthecorrectdocument. DoubleclickonthefileorclicktheOpenbuttoninthelowerrightcorneroftheFile

    UploadpopupboxtoselectthePDFforuploading. ClickAddAttachment. Touploadadditionalattachments,clickAddAdditionalAttachmentandrepeatthe

    process. OnceallPDFshavebeenuploaded,clickFileProofofClaim.

    AfterclickingSubmitClaimand/orFileProofofClaim,averificationscreendisplays.Clickthe claim number hyperlink to view, print and/or save your filed claim. Note: Anyattachments added will NOT be available to view/print unless you use your PACERaccount.

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    Samplefiledproofofclaim:

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    WITHDRAWALOFACLAIM

    Towithdrawapreviouslyfiled claim, youmust first createadocumentwhichwithdraws theclaim.Thedocumentshouldincludethefollowinginformation:filingparty,casenumber,debtorname(s), claimant name, claim number and amount, and reason for the withdrawal. Thedocumentmustalsoincludethenameoftheindividualauthorizingthewithdrawal.Youmayuselocalformhib_30061NoticeofWithdrawalofClaim,whichispostedintheFormssectionofourwebsiteatwww.hib.uscourts.gov.

    Fromthehomepageonthecourtswebsite,clickFileClaimsOnline.

    ReadtheGeneralInformationabouttheePOCprogram.Whenready,clickSUBMITawithdrawalofaclaim(PDFrequired).

    Readtheexplanation.ClickWithdrawClaimtocontinue.

    Thefilingscreendisplays.

    Enterthecasenumber.

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    Enterthename(oraportionofthename)ofthecreditorwithdrawingitsclaim.Ifonlyaportionofthecreditorsnameisentered,theprogramwillpullonlytheclaimsinthecasethatcontaintheenteredletters.

    Read the redaction notice and check the box to confirm compliancewith Fed. R.Bankr.P.9037.

    ClickNext.

    Thewithdrawalscreendisplays.

    Verifythecasenumberanddebtorname. Selecttheclaim(s)tobewithdrawn.Besureyouareselectingthecorrectclaimto

    withdraw. ClickBrowsetochoosethePDFofthenoticeofwithdrawalofclaimforupload. Open it by rightclicking on your mouse and viewing the PDF to verify you have

    selectedthecorrectdocument. DoubleclickonthefileorclicktheOpenbuttoninthelowerrightcorneroftheFile

    UploadpopupboxtoselectthePDFforuploading. Reviewthepenaltyformakingafalsestatement. EnterVerificationCode. ClickSubmitWithdrawalofClaim.

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    Theverificationscreendisplays.

    ThewithdrawalofclaimisdocketedinCM/ECF.

    Thewithdrawalisalsoreflectedontheclaimsregister.

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    RULE3002.1CLAIMSUPPLEMENTS

    TheePOCprogrammayalsobeusedtofilenoticesrelatedtochapter13claimspursuanttoFed.R.Bankr.P.3002.1:NoticeofMortgagePaymentChange,NoticeofPostpetitionFees,Expenses,andChargesandResponsestoNoticeofFinalCurePayment.

    Fromthehomepageonthecourtswebsite,clickFileClaimsOnline.

    ReadtheGeneralInformationabouttheePOCprogram.Whenready,clickSUBMITaRule3002.1claimsupplement(PDFrequired).

    Readtheexplanation.ClickClaimSupplementtocontinue.

    Thefilingscreendisplays.

    Enterthecasenumber. Enterthename(oraportionofthename)ofthecreditorsupplementingitsclaim.If

    onlyaportionofthecreditorsnameisentered,theprogramwillpullonlytheclaimsinthecasethatcontaintheenteredletters.

    Read the redaction notice and check the box to confirm compliancewith Fed. R.Bankr.P.9037.

    ClickNext.

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    Thesupplementalscreendisplays.

    Verifythecasenumberanddebtorname. Selecttheclaimtobesupplemented.Besureyouareselectingthecorrectclaimto

    supplement. IftheclaimhasNOTbeenfiled,checktheboxindicatingthatyourclaimisNOTlisted

    aboveandentertheCreditorName. Click Browse to choose the PDF of the supplemental document for upload. The

    supplementandcertificateofservicemustbeattachedasasinglePDF. Open it by rightclicking on your mouse and viewing the PDF to verify you have

    selectedthecorrectdocument.

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    DoubleclickonthefileorclicktheOpenbuttoninthelowerrightcorneroftheFileUploadpopupboxtoselectthePDFforuploading.

    Reviewthepenaltyformakingafalsestatement. EnterVerificationCode. ClickSubmitSupplement.

    Theverificationscreendisplays.

    Thesupplementdisplaysontheclaimsregister.