USDA offers compensation for discrimination claims
- You sought a farm loanor farm-loan servicing from USDA during that period; and
- The loan was denied, provided late, approved for a lesser amount than requested, approved with restrictive conditions, or USDA failed to provide an appropriate loan service; and
- You believe these actions occurred because you are Hispanic or female.
If you want ro register your name to receive a claim package, you can call the Farmer and Rancher Call Center at 1-888-508-4429 or access the following website at www.farmerclaims.gov.
In 2011, a Claims Administrator will begin mailing claim packages to those who have requested one through the Call Center or website. The claim package will have detailed information about the eligibility and claims process
In order to participate, you must submit a claim to the Claims Administrator by the end of the claims period.
If you are currently represented by counsel regarding allegations of discrimination against USDA or are in a lawsuit cliaming discrimination by USDA, you should contact your counsel regarding this claims process.
USDA cannot provide legal service to you. You are not required to hire an attorney to file a claim, but you may contact a lawyer or other legal services provider in your community for additional guidance.