Since the oil spill people where first very worried that BP would not stand up to their bold statement that everybody would get compensated that had a legitimate claim, now looking back after the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has taken over many people wish that BP where here again doing the claims work them self as its really a mixed bag of approvals and especially denials coming out of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF).
Many people can believe it that BP promised all that and delivered on their promise until they let somebody else take over. Its almost like they washed their hands and gave the lawyer Mr. Feinberg the task of making this oil spill cost them as little as possible. Now Mr. Feinberg is saying that maybe 10 billion will be enough to settle all claims. Well that sounds good for BP as Mr. feinberg is denying claim after claim. Right now the claims approved are only approved after hard pressure on GCCF by lawyers and other to get claims tough a system that at best is a roll of the dice if your claim is getting approved.
Improve your chances with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility
So what can you do to improve your chances with the GCCF after talking to lots of people and seen thousand of emails flooding in to my inbox, I can tell you this about the claims process: You have to land in a category that they have to get your claim approved. If you have lost money because people did not want their grass cut as they lost their job because of the oil spill and could not pay you to cut their grass anymore, you will not get your claim approved. Its just not a category they have setup. So people that rely on other people that have been affected by the oil spill. So for easy writing lets call it 2nd link to the oil spill. People affected by their clients being affected will not get paid without contacting a lawyer. Its simply because they will see how closely related to the spill your income are. So lets say that you work a restaurant at Pensacola Beach and you lost income because of the oil spill, your claim will be paid. There is a category for you at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. Apply in the right category and your final claim will be approved. Also proximity to the beach is important to the claim filing if you get approve or denied.
Visiting the Gulf Coast Claims Facility
Look at it as a job and go visit your local Gulf Coast Claims Facility, get to know the person that handle your claims, get to talk to them about your claim, make then see what is up with your claim. Pressure on the Gulf Coast Claims Facility will help your claim getting approved. If they tell you to change something on your claim, listen to them. From all the email I have gotten it is clear that just looking at the Internet if your claim as been approve or denied is not enough, most success comes from people that go to their local GCCF and meets with the people there and make them look at your claim.
Make copies of all your claim paper work, its sound strange but one of the most common things I hear is that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has lost somebodies paperwork, I am not sure what kind of filing system they use but many times it sounds like they file it vertical and peoples paper work is never to be found again. So keep you claims form and back up paperwork handy chances are you have to submit it more than once.
If the Gulf Coast Claims Facility Denies Your Claim
Many hundreds of thousand people have gotten a letter from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility that their oil spill claim has been denied, its not the end of the road, you have to keep going. Make somebody review your claim and see if they made a mistake. The Final Claim application should be submitted and if you think going with an attorney will help your case talk to one or have it review by our team of attorney’s here on this page. Make sure that you keep what is coming to you and make sure that your claim does not get lost in the massive Gulf Coast Claims Facility system. If you have a legitimate claim you need to get paid to keep the roof over your head and to feed your family. Contact a CPA an Attorney or who ever you think can help you with your claim and get it filed. Don’t let BP and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility get over on you, file it again.