Frequently Asked Questions
E-FILING: Why must I answer questions about the filing of an Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees and/or whether or not I am filing on the behalf of the USA or as a Court Appointed Attorney when I open a new case electronically?
If you answer y or Y in response to either question, you are telling the software to skip the screens involved in the collection of a filing fee via pay.gov.
If you answer using any other character besides a capital or lower case y, then the system will proceed to the pay.gov screens.
For example, the response of yes when filing a case involving a Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis or filing as a government or CJA attorney will not be properly identified by the system and will cause the user to progress to the pay.gov screens. The proper response in this instance would be Y or y.
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