Free legal help will be available for black farmers interested in filing Track A claims in the Pigford II lawsuit. A meeting will be held Saturday from 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.

Free legal help will be available for black farmers interested in filing Track A claims in the Pigford II lawsuit. A meeting will be held Saturday from 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.

“The Pigford II claims process is only for individuals who did not obtain a decision on their claim in Pigford I,” said 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 said.

The maximum recovery for a Track A claim will be $50,000, plus a tax payment and debt relief, if applicable, he said. The awards under 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.