http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/20...o-shell-out-399-for-seized-peanut-butter?lite She submitted the claim on June 19. To her surprise, she received a letter dated Aug. 24 from TSA that read: "Your claim against the United States in the amount of $3.99 has been granted in full." On Sept. 14, the "refund" was electronically deposited into her bank account. The Los Angeles Times investigated tort claims against TSA last year, and found that 1,702 claims were made against the agency by passengers traveling through Los Angeles International Airport from 2007 through 2010. Most claims involved items that were damaged or disappeared fromchecked baggage. The average damage claim was $1,437, but most were denied. Roughly 13 percent of those who claimed the loss of a laptop computer were granted relief, but less than 1 percent of those saying they lost or damaged digital camera were reimbursed.