If you live in Illinois and previously filed a claim in the Facebook lawsuit, keep a close eye on your bank account for another settlement payment coming soon.

Illinois Facebook Settlement

For the second time in less than a year, I am sitting here kicking myself for being a lazy idiot. Why? Because I forgot/neglected to file a claim in the Illinois Facebook settlement, and at the end of this month will have officially missed out on about $438 in free money. See? I'm an idiot.

If you are NOT an idiot and DID file a claim in the Illinois Facebook lawsuit and already received one settlement payment, get ready for round 2 coming soon.


Illinois Facebook Settlement Round 2

If you're having trouble following who qualifies for settlement money for Facebook, and who doesn't, (like me), here's a quick refresher from NBC Chicago;

Facebook users located in Illinois for whom Facebook created and stored a face template after June 7, 2011 are eligible for a payout.

To have filed a valid claim under the Settlement, you must have lived in the State of Illinois for a period of at least 183 days (6 months).

The deadline to file a claim form was November 23, 2020.

Eligible Illinois Facebook users should have already received the first settlement payment of $397, and if you cashed that check you will soon be receiving a second settlement payment soon, but this one will be quite a bit smaller...only $30.61.

Why Are Illinois Facebook Users Receiving a Second Settlement Payment?

If you're wondering why you will be getting a second settlement check from Facebook, the answer is pretty simple according to NBC Chicago. The remaining balance represents "more than $40 million left over in the settlement fund from those who did not cash their first payments".

So, those claimants' loss is now your gain. Enjoy your $30.61.

For more information on the Illinois Facebook settlement, or to track your payment, click here. 

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