Free Legal Help in Filing Track A Claims

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Black farmers can obtain free legal help in filing Track A claims in the Pigford II law suit on Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the S.J. Parker 1890 Extension Complex at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

“The Pigford II claims process is only for individuals who did not obtain a decision on their claim in Pigford I,” says Dr. Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at UAPB. “If you filed a claim in Pigford I and received a decision on your claim, you are not eligible to participate in Pigford II,” he emphasized.

The maximum recovery for a Track A claim will be $50,000, plus a tax payment and debt relief, if applicable, he added. The awards under both tracts A and B are subject to reduction based on the amount of available funds and the number of prevailing claimants.

Help will be provided both by appointment or as walk-in. To make an appointment, call 1-877-810-8110. The Extension Complex is located at 2300 L.A. “Prexy” Davis Drive in Pine Bluff. Contact Kellye Luckett at (870) 575-7226 for more information.

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