Final hours to apply for $8,500 in free money from $6million data breach settlement – see if you’re eligible

ELIGIBLE Americans have just hours left to apply for their share of $8,500 from a million-dollar settlement.

Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) has agreed to pay $6million to resolve claims that it failed to protect consumer information after a data breach from its private cloud.

Time is running out on your chance to claim thousands in free money


Time is running out on your chance to claim thousands in free moneyCredit: Getty

UKG is a software firm that provides workforce management and human resource management services.

The breach happened back in 2021 and benefits employees (current or former) and contractors of UKG customers whose data was stored during the time of the breach.

The company has denied any wrongdoing despite agreeing to settle.

The deadline to file your claim is October 3.

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Those eligible may receive up to $1,000 for losses related to the data breach and are classified as “ordinary losses.”

This includes communication charges, credit monitoring fees, bank fees, and up to four hours of lost time at a rate of $25 per hour. 

Those who experienced “extraordinary data breach losses” are those who had fraud or identity theft as a result of the breach.

These folks may grab up to $7,500, making for a total of $8,500.

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Plus, those in the “California Subclass” and “Exfiltration Subclass” can get an extra $100 and $30 respectively.

Just keep in mind that cash that exceeds $600 might be considered taxable income, according to the settlement.

UKG has also agreed to strengthen its online privacy protection measures and is expected to spend over $1.5million.


To be eligible, your cloud application must have been interrupted.

You may qualify if you were an employee, contractor, customer, or former worker of UKG.

Additionally, if you are a dependent of those groups you may qualify as well.

To grab the cash, you must fill out a claim form no later than October 3.


Another company settling a lawsuit is the Centris Federal Credit Union.

It has agreed to pay $1.2million to resolve claims that it added improper fees that many customers unknowingly paid.

The settlement benefits Centris Federal customers who were charged fees for improper overdraft, non-sufficient funds, and/or returned items.

Eligible recipients would have had the fees applied between June 15, 2017, and April 30, 2022.

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The U.S. Sun broke down three direct payments between $675 and $3,284 going out this month.

Plus, Americans can also claim free money from a $775k pot as part of an insurance data breach settlement.

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