Deadline extended for certain claimants to provide more information…
On April 12, 2016, the USDA filed a status report with the Court.
The report noted that as of April 11, 2016, the Judgment Fund has paid cash awards and tax relief on a total of 3,077 claims.
A total of 130 claims require the claimant to submit additional documentation, such as proof of legal representative status for claims involving a deceased or incapacitated claimant.
The deadline for these 130 claimants to submit the additional information has been extended to July 29, 2016. The USDA further notes that “once such documentation is received for any such claim prior to the deadline, the Administrator will submit that claim to the U.S. Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) for review and payment. The Administrator will not accept any submissions after the deadline, and will not submit any such claims to Treasury.”
The Status Report also attached the Office of Inspector General Audit Report on the female and Hispanic farmer Administrative Claims Process.