The Shreveport Times is reporting that successful claimants in the In Re Black Farmers Discrimination Class Action Settlement have begun to receive their settlement checks for up to $50,000.00…
In a September 26, 2013 article on shreveporttimes.com, the local news source reports that some claimants have begun to receive their settlement payments. The article states that about 18,000 claimants will receive checks over the next few days. Be sure to watch your mailbox!
Most of the payments will be for $62,500 with $50,000 going to the claimant and $12,500 going to the IRS to settle the taxes on the awards.
The article notes that claimants were supposed to receive payments back in 2012 but the process took much longer than anticipated.
The article states that between 4000-5000 of the approved claims were estate claims, meaning the farmer claiming discrimination had already passed away.
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio was quoted as saying “I am pleased this chapter of discrimination in the history of the Department of Agriculture is closed and bureaucracy will no longer keep these farmers from receiving their due justice.”
We haven’t received independent confirmation of checks being received yet but if you have gotten one and want to share, email us a picture and we’ll redact the personal information and post it on MySettlementClaims.com for all to see.
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