FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission organization chartd

The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (FCSC) was established under Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1954. In 1980, pursuant to Public Law 96-209, the FCSC was transferred to the Department of Justice as a separate agency within the Department.

The primary mission of the FCSC is to receive, examine, adjudicate, and render final decisions with respect to claims of U.S. nationals against foreign governments.  By statute, the FCSC is authorized to administer claims included within the terms of an agreement between the United States and a foreign government and claims referred to the FCSC by the Department of State.

The major functions of the FCSC are to:

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