Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the U.S.

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the U.S.

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

Meet the Commissioners

 

Sylvia M. Becker

Commissioner of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
On September 16, 2013, Ms. Sylvia M. Becker was sworn in as a part-time Commissioner of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. She was nominated for the position by President Obama on September 19, 2012, and confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 2013.

Patrick Hovakimian

Commissioner of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
On June 4, 2018, Mr. Patrick Hovakimian was sworn in as a part-time Commissioner of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. He was nominated for the position by President Trump on February 5, 2018, and confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 2018.

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News

May 9, 2018

THE COMMISSION’S NEXT PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD MAY 10, 2018.

April 12, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

THE COMMISSION'S OFFICES WILL BE MOVING ON APRIL 19, 2018.  The new address for the Commission will be 601 D Street, NW, Suite 10300, Washington, DC 20579.

January 22, 2018

NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF THE COMMISSION'S ADJUDICATION OF CLAIMS UNDER THE REFERRAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE DATED NOVEMBER 27, 2013

The Commission has published notice in the Federal Register regarding the completion of its adjudication of claims under the Referral from the Department of State dated November 27, 2013 (the Libya III program), see 83 FR 3026.  The completion date of the Libya III program is April 6, 2018.  A petition to reopen a claim filed in the Libya III program must be filed not later than February 5, 2018 (60 days before the completion date).  45 C.F.R. § 509.5(l).

June 20, 2017

THE COMMISSION'S GUAM WORLD WAR II LOYALTY RECOGNITION ACT CLAIMS PROGRAM FILING PERIOD HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN. 

The claim forms and instructions are available HERE

ALL CLAIMS MUST BE FILED BY JUNE 20, 2018. 

If you have further questions or require additional information you may review the Frequently Asked Questions Page or contact the Commission by email at info.fcsc@usdoj.gov or by phone at 202-616-6975. 

January 13, 2017

CLAIMS AGAINST CUBA

On December 17, 2014, the President issued a statement announcing significant changes to the United States Government’s policies regarding Cuba.  Subsequently, on July 1, 2015, the President issued a statement announcing that the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Government of Cuba and re-open embassies in the respective countries.  Thereafter, the United States and Cuba have held several government-to-government claims discussion in both Havana and Washington to exchange information on a wide variety of claims, including claims of U.S. nationals that were certified by the Commission in its Cuba claims programs.

It is not yet clear what effect such changes will have on the status of the claims previously adjudicated by the Commission.  While the Commission is not responsible for these policy changes, information regarding pertinent developments will be posted in the “News” section of the Commission’s website, http://www.justice.gov/fcsc. 

For further information regarding the Commission's Cuba claims programs, including access to all of the Commission's decisions in those programs, please click here.

November 18, 2015

NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF THE COMMISSION'S ADJUDICATION OF CLAIMS UNDER THE REFERRAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE DATED NOVEMBER 14, 2012

February 9, 2015

All of the Commission's decisions issued under its Cuba claims program are now available online.  Those decisions, along with a searchable index of the claims, may be found on the Final Opinions and Orders page of the Commission's website.  If you have any questions or require further information you may contact the Commission via email at info.fcsc@usdoj.gov or by phone at 202-616-6975.

October 23, 2014

Commencement of the Adjudication of Claims against Iraq under the Department of State's Letter of Referral dated October 7, 2014

October 2009

Availability of FCSC Decisions (PDF)

 

Leadership 

Sylvia M. Becker
Commissioner

 

Patrick Hovakimian
Commissioner

Contact 

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
601 D Street, N.W., Suite 10300
Washington, DC  20579

(202) 616-6975
info.FCSC@usdoj.gov