District Court Enters Bar Date Order: Retired Public Employees Do Not Need To File Proofs Of Claim For Pension Or Post-Employment Benefits
The Federal Court entered an order establishing deadlines and procedures to file proof of claims in Title III cases of the Government of Puerto Rico. The order, also known as Bar Date Order, establishes May 29, 2018 as the deadline to file said claims.
The Bar Date Order does not apply to claims for pensions or other post-retirement benefits, therefore, retired public employees do not need to file a proof of claim.
According to the order, the following groups are NOT required to file a proof of claims by the Bar Date’s deadlines to receive pensions or other post-retirement benefits:
It must be noted that the Federal Court’s Bar Date Order may apply to claims not related to retirement benefits, such as: tax reimbursements and damage claims, among other. If you believe you have such claims against the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or other Title III debtor, please carefully review the Bar Date Order to determine if any deadline applies to your claims.
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