The Kentucky Tobacco Settlement Trust Corp.'s deadline for Phase II tobacco applications is Friday.
Tobacco quota owners and their farm operators must have all paperwork completed and postmarked by the deadline to ensure that they certified to receive their settlement check in December.
In August, the corporation chaired by Gov. Paul Patton mailed about 116,000 claim forms to farm operators for compensation from the National Tobacco Growers Settlement Trust.
Tobacco state governors and the four largest cigarette manufacturers established the trust fund in 1999 to provide direct cash payments to tobacco quota holders and growers to offset income losses they incur as the tobacco industry changes.