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1. What is an FW-001 Form

FW-001 Form (Request to Waive Court Fees) is a federal court-system form (not an IRS tax form) issued by the US District Court. It lets citizens who don’t have enough financial resources to pay for court fees, waive court fees, or delay the payment due date to a more convenient day. You may need to attach Form MC-025 or an additional sheet of paper for writing. 

2. What I need the FW-001 Form for? 

  • File the fillable Form FW-001 if you have an official low-income person status. This may include situations when you don’t have enough income to pay for basic household needs;
  • The form is used for requesting a payment date delay if you can’t prove your eligibility, your situation gets good enough for paying, your civil case runs over $10,000 (collection costs may be applied additionally). 

3. How to fill out Form FW-001?

This court form blank includes 2 pages. You have to:

  • Provide your personal information;
  • Tell about your job and employer;
  • Enter lawyer identification and contacts;
  • Select the type of costs you want to be waived;
  • Select the reasons for your request;
  • Declare that all the provided information is true;
  • In lines 7-11, report your gross monthly income (from a job, business, etc.), household income, money and property, monthly deductions, and expenses. 

You have an option to download Form FW-001 and fill it on your computer offline or print it directly from our website for manual completion. We also provide a 10-day free trial for our online PDF editor.

4. Organizations that work with Form FW-001

  • US District Court;
  • State and local courts of the US. 

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