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claim (something) for (oneself or something)

1. To declare something as one's property or jurisdiction. You can't have his potato chips—I already claimed them for myself! Do you think he might actually claim the throne for himself? After the battle, the victorious country claimed the contested area for itself.
2. To officially request money as repayment for damages. I can't believe he's claiming thousands of dollars for repairs when I barely dented his fender.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

claim something for someone or something

to declare rights to or control of something for someone, or that something is the property of someone, a group, or a nation. The small country claimed the mountainous area for itself. Roger claimed all the rest of the ice cream for himself.
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claim something for something

to make a claim for money in payment for damages. David claimed one thousand dollars for the damaged car. She claimed a lot of money for the amount of harm she experienced.
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In return, he arranged to stake a claim for him, which he was to record when he passed through Forty Mile.
(26) So, for example, an Article 139 claim for vandalism by an Airman in Germany would be filed with the Air Force, while the same claim filed under the Foreign Claims Act would be forwarded from the receiving state claims office to the Army under the "single service" claims concept.
Certain factors dictate whether this supplemental claim--also referred to as a revised supplemental claim--is deemed to be an amendment to an existing claim, which may be allowed because it is based on the grounds established in a previous timely filed claim, or a new claim, which may be disallowed because it is after the period allotted for filing a refund claim for such items.
The Taxpayer may file a claim for credit or refund of an overpayment of tax within the later of (1) three years from the time the return was filed or (2) two years from the time the tax was paid.
Frank Cook, Labour, (Former) Stockton North MP Total claim: pounds 16,824.92 ACA: pounds 12,207.01 Office claim: pounds 4,330.41 Mr Cook, who unsuccessfully fought the election as an independent, submitted a pounds 1,415 subsistence bill along with a claim for monthly mortgage interest of pounds 1,250.
But his pounds 154 claim for "tax investigation insurance" may raise a few eyebrows.
Trade creditors can now assert an administrative priority claim for the sums due for goods they had sold and delivered to the debtor that the debtor had received within 20 days of bankruptcy ("20-Day Goods").
The opinion is welcome news to taxpayers and practitioners because it reaffirms the validity of a work-product privilege claim for tax advice before an audit commences, but also highlights the limits to this privilege.
* When evaluating a claim for benefits, the financial impact on the insurance company should not be considered;
When the FDA approved a health claim for phytosterols in 2000, only two spreads--Benecol and Take Control--could carry it.
He says other factors such as whether the person recently spent time at a cottage or campground are also considered in someone's claim for West Nile.
According to the Tax Court in Burr, TC Memo 2002-69, an overpayment in one year may be treated as a payment of tax for the succeeding year only where the claim for a credit of the preceding year's overpayment is made within the applicable period of limitations.
According to the court, allegations that jail conditions such as a lack of locks on cell doors resulted in the plaintiffs being assaulted by their fellow prisoners, stated a claim for an Eighth Amendment violation.
There are three basic elements of a "false claim:" (1) the defendant must submit or cause to submit a "claim for payment" to the federal government; (2) the claim is "false or fraudulent;" and (3) the defendant "knew or should have known" of, or had a "reckless disregard" for, the truth or falsity of the information contained in the claim.
A claim for SSDI benefits begins with the written application.