Submit a Claim - Claim Instructions

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident whose personal information was compromised as a result of the breaches of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s electronic information systems in 2014 and 2015 or the breach of Peraton Risk Decision Inc.’s (then KeyPoint’s) electronic information systems in 2013 and 2014; and between May 7, 2014 and January 31, 2022, you suffered out-of-pocket expense or loss of compensable time: (1) to purchase a credit monitoring product, credit or identity theft protection product, or other product or service designed to identify or remediate the data breaches; (2) to access, freeze or unfreeze a credit report with a credit reporting agency; or (3) as a result of an identity theft incident or to mitigate an identity theft incident then you can make a claim for reimbursement. Claim forms must be submitted online or postmarked no later than December 23, 2022. Claims submitted after the deadline will be deemed untimely and may not be accepted.

You are only eligible to make a claim if you suffered an out-of-pocket expense or loss of compensable time within at least one of the three categories listed above.

Settlement Benefits:

Settlement class members may make a claim for one or both of the categories below:


Out-of-Pocket Expenses

The Settlement provides for a minimum $700 payment for reasonably documented claims of unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenditures made by a class member between May 7, 2014 and January 31, 2022 for reasonable costs incurred in connection with the 2014 and 2015 cyberattacks of OPM’s electronic information systems and/or the 2013 and 2014 cyberattacks of Peraton’s electronic information systems.

Out-of-pocket expenditures supporting a valid claim may include, without limitation:

  1. Out-of-pocket costs, expenses, losses, or charges incurred as a result of identity theft or identity fraud, including unauthorized account openings and falsified tax returns, or other misuse of your personal information;
  2. Out-of-pocket costs incurred in connection with placing or removing a credit freeze on your credit file with any credit reporting agency;
  3. Out-of-pocket costs for credit monitoring, credit or identity theft protection, or other products or services designed to identify identity theft or remediate the effects of the data breaches in this case; and
  4. Other miscellaneous expenses related to any out-of-pocket loss such as for notary or fax services, postage, copying, mileage (gas), or long-distance telephone service.

Compensable Lost Time

The Settlement also provides for a minimum $700 payment for reasonably documented claims of reasonable time spent by a class member between May 7, 2014 and January 31, 2022, in connection with: (1) the purchase of a credit monitoring product, credit or identity theft protection product, or other product or service designed to identify or remediate these data breaches; (2) accessing, freezing or unfreezing a credit report with a credit reporting agency; or (3) an identity theft incident or responding to such an incident.

Reasonable time spent in these connections is only compensable if the time that you spent caused you quantifiable economic harm, such as taking take time off from hourly work or using paid time off from salaried work. Government benefits, such as Social Security retirement or disability payments, do not constitute income that can be lost for purposes of a Settlement claim.


If you make valid claims both for out-of-pocket expenses and for compensable lost time, but the total amount of those claims is less than $700, the claims will be treated as a single valid claim and paid at $700, subject to proportional reduction if the total value of all valid claims (plus any service awards approved by the Court) exceeds the $63,000,000 that the Defendants will pay.

For more information about the Settlement benefits available, please review the Long Form Notice, the Frequently Asked Questions, and the Settlement Agreement before completing your claim.


Documentation:

Upload Documentation must be provided to support your claim. Supporting documentation must be sufficient enough to show (a) the amount of loss that you suffered, and (b) that the loss is reasonably attributable to the data breaches in the case. This documentation may include credit card or bank statements, emails, invoices, receipts, or telephone records, including photographs of the same. Personal statements or declarations are not reasonable documentation under the Settlement, but they may be used to provide clarification, context, or support for other documentation submitted in support of a claim.

It is important for you to upload or enclose documents that show what happened, what actions you took that caused the compensable lost time, and the value of that time.

If you are filing online, please have this information ready before you start to file, as your claim will not be saved if you have to come back and finish at a later time. Documents that are uploaded must be less than 20 MB per file and in one of these formats: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, tif, tiff, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, txt, rtf, or zip. If you are unable to electronically upload a copy of your documents as part of the online claim form, you will need to mail a printed claim form along with your documentation to the Claims Administrator.

Documents should be clear, readable copies, as anything you submit will not be returned to you.


File Online:

After clicking the button below, you will be asked to provide your contact information, detailed information about the losses you incurred, and any documentation you wish to provide. Please have all your documentation as described above ready, as your claim will not be saved if you have to come back and finish at a later time.

Please click the button below to get started.


After submitting your completed claim online, you will receive an email with a Confirmation Code for your completed submission. Receipt of a Confirmation Code means your claim was successfully submitted. If additional information is required to complete your claim, you will be contacted by the Claims Administrator.


File by Mail:

If you wish to submit a claim via standard mail, you may download a copy of the claim form here. You will need to provide all of the information requested on the claim form, attach any supporting documentation, sign it, and date it. Then, mail it to the following address:

OPM Data Breach Settlement
P.O. Box 4719
Portland, OR 97208-4719


Remember: All claim forms must be submitted online or postmarked no later than December 23, 2022.