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Apply for the HIC Guaranty Fund

Do you meet the eligibility requirements for the Guaranty Fund? Learn how to apply.
You must submit your claim application within six months of your arbitration award or court judgment date.

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

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What you need   for Apply for the HIC Guaranty Fund

To apply to the Fund, a homeowner must file a claim application within six months of the court judgment date or arbitration award. Homeowners must also demonstrate that all reasonable efforts to collect the judgment have been exhausted. Although it may take longer than six months to obtain satisfactory evidence of "reasonable legal efforts" to collect the award, the application to the Fund must be submitted within six months of the initial judgment or award, and it will be held for review until the evidence is provided.

  • Incurred actual losses as a result of a registered contractor's work performed in a poor or unworkmanlike manner,
  • Obtained a court judgment or arbitration award against the contractor. Note: in cases of arbitration, the arbitration award will have to be converted into a court judgment.
  • Exhausted reasonable legal remedies in the effort to collect the amount of the judgment, and
  • Submitted Claim Application to the Office of Consumer Affairs no later than six months after the initial court judgment date or arbitration award date (whichever was obtained first).

Failure to complete your claim fully and legibly could result in denial or delay of your claim. You must submit your claim application within six months of your arbitration award or court judgment date. 

How to apply   Apply for the HIC Guaranty Fund

In addition to applying online at the link above, you can also apply by mail. To do so, mail the Application, together with all supporting documentation, to:

Guaranty Fund Administrator
Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
501 Boylston St, Suite 5100
Boston, MA 02116

If you have questions about the filing of this claim, you should contact the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation for more information:

Guaranty Fund Program Coordinator
(617) 973-8732

Guaranty Fund Application

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Contact   for Apply for the HIC Guaranty Fund

Address
501 Boylston Street, Suite 5100, Boston, MA 02116
Home Improvement Contractor Programs
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118

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