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Pigford settlement applications open
Black farmers can sign up for compensation
 
Published Monday, June 6, 2011 1:50 pm
by Herbert L. White

The process of black farmers and their heirs about a $1.25 billion class action settlement against the U.S. government is underway.

African American farmers who tried to file a claim in the original 1999 Pigford settlement but didn’t receive a decision because their claims were late are now getting information about their rights and options in the mail. A national media campaign through radio and black-oriented newspapers, trade publications and online will also launch.

President Barack Obama signed the bill authorizing payment for the so-called Pigford II settlement in December 2010. If the settlement is approved in federal court, it will resolve discrimination claims against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for farm loans and other benefits. The settlement includes $1.25 billion for cash payments and loan forgiveness for class members who file valid claims. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will consider whether to grant final approval of the Settlement at a hearing in Washington D.C. on Sept. 1, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.

Class members eligible for the settlement are African Americans who:

• farmed (or tried to) between Jan. 1, 1981 and Dec. 31, 1996;

• were barred from applying for or were denied a USDA farm loan during that period or given a loan with unfair terms;

• and filed or attempted to file a late claim between Oct. 13, 1999 and June 18, 2008 in the original Pigford case that was never considered because they tried to submit it after the late claim deadline.  Heirs or relatives of individuals who would be eligible but have since died can also be class members.

Anyone who objects to the settlement must do so by Aug. 12.  The deadline for filing claims may be as early as Feb. 28, 2012.  

Class members can go to www.blackfarmercase.com, or call toll-free 1-877-810-8110 for information on the notice, key dates, and filing claims.  

 

Comments

there are so many people that is hurt by the justice system. where is congress and the house of representatives when we need them. I also forgot to put on my other post that my sister signed and my aunt signed up for it to.
Posted on November 23, 2016
 
yes, I have tried to get the loan for myself and my father. my mother and uncle have tried too. we were unsuccessful to get it. I don't understand why we are being so honest to get what we deserve and receive nothing in return.is the case gone reopen? how can we get our cases looked at again? how can our voices be heard?
Posted on November 23, 2016
 
a lot of us just find out we were entitled to the funds.Can you help us now?
Posted on September 2, 2016
 
Is the claim still open
Posted on April 21, 2016
 
In the state of Mississippi, my grandfather was granted land by ancestors, but his land was taken from leaving him landless. He was forced to leave his land. My grandfather and his wife became sharecroppers for the man that took his land. What is the justice for the sharecroppers? Where is the restitution for the unpaid sharecroppers.
Posted on February 6, 2016
 
will the lawsuit ever open back up again? I did not know about it.
Posted on December 28, 2015
 
What if you never knew that your parent worked on the farm until now is there anyway you can get help
Posted on September 26, 2015
 
What will happen for the next of kin that just found out that they may have a case due to there father?
Posted on September 26, 2015
 
Are there gone to be a refile for next of kin
Posted on January 27, 2015
 
Are BFAA lawyer assist black farmer next kin go claim was said to be late
Posted on January 27, 2015
 
Yes i'm interested in applying for my mother and father
Posted on May 14, 2014
 
When did this notification of this settlement become public? Is there going to be a re-file. I heard about the Press Conference on the Lynette Brown Show and that's the first that I have ever heard of this.
Posted on October 18, 2013
 
Are BFAA lawyers having meetings to assist black farmers ancestors next of kin file usda lawsuit papers?If so when is deadline to file?
Posted on July 28, 2013
 

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