Frequently Asked Questions
For a definition of "U.S. national," see https://www.immihelp.com/immigration/us-national.html.
Covered losses can result from any of these events:
- A foreign government nationalizing your property
- Property damage or loss as a result of military operations
- Injury to civilian or military personnel
That changes over time. Specific programs are authorized by Congress or follow a government-to-government settlement agreement. For current programs, go to the website of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (FCSC).
Our program at the Department of the Treasury is only responsible for payments. We ensure that claimants receive the payment amount authorized in the public law governing each Foreign Claims Program.
If you believe you have a covered loss, go to the website of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (FCSC). You make your claim to the FCSC. They review your claim and decide if it is valid. The FCSC then tells Treasury's Unpaid Foreign Claims program, and we arrange for the payment.
When the FCSC authorizes a payment to you, we mail you a Payment Voucher.
You must sign the voucher.
When we get the signed voucher, we issue the payment.
For more on the payment process, see 31 CFR 250.