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A moving claim around the U.S. accept first-time moving company claims applications for the United States Department of Transport requirements. Moving companies that accept claims forms applications after the move is completed offer products and services for loss and damage claims and if not satisfied a consumer has the right to file a Mover arbitration application.


A moving claim around the U.S. accept first-time moving company claims applications for the United States Department of Transport requirements. Moving companies that accept claims forms applications after the move is completed offer products and services for loss and damage claims and if not satisfied a consumer has the right to file a Mover arbitration application.

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"Please fill out this form carefully providing as much information as you can, the more information you provide, the easier it will be to process your claim and you can expect faster response time from the moving company you used."

Company Name


Company email

Company Phone Number


$ You Are Claiming

Reason for Claim

Customer Name

Job No. (Find This Number At Top Of Bill Of Lading)



Pickup address

Destination address

We are not a claim company, we provide you the proper tools to file a claim, said filling of a claim remains in your hands after you are given all the proper tools which we provide with all rights reserved. I hereby understand this and waive any legal action against Moving Authority Enterprise Corp for my future use of said tools

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First-Time Moving Claims Guide

Step 1: Start Early - Gather Documents

Apply for your movers damage claim has to be done after the completion of your move. First-time applicants, who may ask can I sue moving company for damages. The U.S. State Department Transportation has made movers hold a mandatory arbitration program so you must allow a claim form to be processed. This explained is what you'll need to do first before you sue.

  • Moving Claim Application form for moving claim company process (unsigned) This should explain payment claim meaning and process.
  • Proof of movers identity document and a photo of the moving damage.
  • Proof of moving companies documents and a photocopy or scanned of the front and back.
  • Mover must let you know what company there Arbitration Program is.
  • Arbitration fees
  • Apply for Arbitration

Step 2: Prepare Your Application Package

The most common question is are movers responsible for damage? Yes, to learn how to understand a moving claim process and what documents you need.

  1. Complete your MOVING COMPANY DAMGE CLAIM FORM on this website page
  2. Print your completed application. DO NOT SIGN YOUR APPLICATION. After completed you could forward to mover directly if they are not in our system
  3. Have a photo taken supporting claim.
  4. Photocopy or scan your proof of bill of lading and U.S. moving company documents.
  5. Look at all that damage & Calculate all my damage and your fees
    • Moving Authority accept credit cards, checks, and money orders for Moving Authority acceptance fees.
    • Moving companies arbitration fees should be emailed with your application. You can pay with a personal, certified, cashier's, traveler's check, or money order, payable to "Moving Authority"
Get Started On Your Application

Step 3: Schedule an Appointment

Moving Authority offer moving claims package services have set hours, and you'll need to schedule an appointment:

  1. Go to Schedule an Appointment.
  2. Choose the service you need, along with the full name who needs appointment
  3. You can search for appointments by location or date. If you search by location, you'll then be asked to choose a date and time; if you search by date, you'll then need to choose a location and time
  4. After you choose your appointment location and time, provide your contact information, and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  5. Click Review Appointment, then confirm your appointment.

If you need to modify or cancel your appointment, click the Manage Appointments tab and enter your confirmation number and email address or phone number.

Moving Arbitration Fees

First-time arbitration applications have two types of basic fees, the application acceptance fee and the application processing fee. Arbitration fees for faster processing are extra.

Application Acceptance Fees – Moving Authority Service

Pay acceptance fees in person at You may pay by check or money order, payable to "Moving Authority," debit card, or credit card.

  • $95.00 – Moving Authority acceptance fee
  • $15.00 – Moving Authority photo fee (if needed)

Application Processing Fees – Department of State

Arbitration Department payment is sent with your application package. Arbitration Department fees are paid separately from USPS fees.

  • State Department Fees Arbitration Department fees vary. Calculate arbitration fees online.
  • State Department Payment Methods NOTE: You may not pay Arbitration Department fees with credit or debit cards. You may pay with:
    • Personal, certified, cashiers, or traveler's check, payable to "Moving Authority."
    • Money order payable to "Moving Authority." You may purchase a money order at the Post Office with a debit card.

Renew a Arbitration program

Step 1: Apply Early

  • Arbitration programs are valid for 1 year and may be renewed by mail
  • New companies may not be renewed by mail.
  • Many States require that arbitration programs for movers be valid for at least 6 months after you close a company. Renew your arbitration in plenty of time for those past moves.

Step 2: Movers Check Your Renewal Eligibility

  • In your current name (name changes are explained on Change moving company name)
  • Issued within the last 1 years
  • Undamaged other than normal "wear and tear"
  • Submitted with your renewal application

Step 3: Prepare Your Application Claim Package

  1. Complete your Moving Claim Application on the website.
  2. Print and sign your American claims services form.
  3. Have photos taken loss and damage claims.
  4. Calculate your Arbitration fees if applicable"
  5. What insurance did you purchase 60cents per pound per article or full value protection. This information is more than an insurance claim form because it determines what agreement was between you and the moving company.
  6. Collect your most recent Bill of lading, completed and signed. Renewal fees, and name change documents, if needed because you need to be a csi pro when putting all the information down
    • The application need to state if you purchased household goods insurance.
    • Support moving claims on net via email. The more information the better.

7. Address the mover to the location license for your moving clam. See moving claim form above.

Address the mover to the location license for your moving clam. See moving claim form above.

Step 4: Email Your Claim Application

  • Place your Email with Delivery Confirmation
  • Place Movers Email
  • A Mover normally has time restrictions to (reply to you)

Follow Your Moving Claims Application Progress

U.S.D.O.T State Department Website
  • Department of Transportation Website
  • Ask questions about Moving Tariff
  • Enroll in Moving Authority Membership Program
  • Get Help Being compliant
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