Just in the news today was Gulf Coast Claims Facility closing down 8 more offices in the Gulf Region, again showing that they have given up on more than 340,000 people that still are waiting for their claim to be resolved. If you have ever tried to call the Gulf Coast Claims Facility 1-800 number you will know what I mean its impossible unless you have somewhere close to go and talk to a person.
Gulf Coast Claims Facility paying some BP Claims but 500,000 claims still in limbo
So with 340,000 Claimants still out there with well over 500,000 claims, that is half the claims that has ever been filed with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility still open according to their own statistic on their website, lets all rate the performance of the GCCF. It get a big F (Failure) in my book.
Just sitting there collecting their 1.25 million a month to run the show. With 8 billion on the bank account collecting interest while 340,000 people are still waiting to get paid very simple claims. What a disgrace.
Mr. Feinberg says in a press release to not blame President Obama, but to blame him for the failed GCCF. I will blame you Mr. Feinberg, but why did we elect a president to handle things and he strikes a deal with BP to put Mr. Feinberg in place and 1 1/2 years after the BP oil spill more than 500,000 claims are not paid. I don’t see how we cannot blame Mr. Obama for not doing enough.
In my book our president is abandoning the Gulf Coast now that the media attention is gone from the BP oil spill. He is letting the Gulf Coast Claims Facility get away with playing games with people and constantly moving the ball on where they should go to get the money they lost more than 1 1/2 years ago.
What Do We Need To Do To Get Our BP Claims Paid By The Gulf Coast Claims Facility ?
This is the question that I get asked the most on the 800 number that I man every day, where people call in for help. People are not really looking for help they are just looking for a straight answer on what is going on and why its taking so long to get paid.
I will here give everybody a list of the best tricks that work with getting the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to give your claim the attention it needs to get paid. Try these next time you talk to the GCCF and see if I am right. Now this is not a bluff you should follow though with it and do what you threaten to do if they don’t move your BP Claim along and get it paid. These are listen in respect to how well they have been proven to work.
1. Tell the Gulf Coast Claims Facility that you will contact your local media and have them do a story about your business or your claim and about how the GCCF has totally screwed you out of your very nice lively hood before the BP Oil Spill.
Now I would not just threaten this I would do it if they don’t move you claim along. Always give them time, like here is an example.
“If my claim is not paid by Thanks Giving I will make it my mission in life to get as much media attention to my claim and the process the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has put me though that you guys will be shut down when I am done with talking to the media”.
If your claim is not paid by Thanks Giving contact your local radio or tv station and tell them your story, if they get enough calls from people they will know that this is an important story for them to run.
2. Tell the GCCF that your are in contact with Brent Coon & Associates and if they don’t get your claim processed and paid by Thanks Giving he will get your case and they can deal with him on paying your claim.
Gulf Coast Claims Facility Hates Publicity and Attorney’s
Again by saying this to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility they will understand that your are serious with your claim and that you will find representation for your claim by the best oil spill attorney in the country if they don’t get off their butt and deals with your claim. Don’t just say it to them make up your mind that if your claim is not paid by Thanks Giving request representation by Brent Coon & Associates. For you to do so just fill out the Free Case Review on this page and they will contact you right away about your claim.
I can tell your guys that have read down to this point that both ways have worked with the GCCF of getting them moving on peoples claims and getting people paid. So give it a try and remember to give me a call on the 800 number if it works for you. I will be available all day Friday and Saturday to answer questions on the 800 number.
What they will also understand by you name dropping Brent Coon & Associates is that they can pay you now or pay 2-3 times more later when Brent gets done with them.
If this does not get them moving do what you said you would do and go to the media or get represented by an attorney.
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility or the GCCF was put in place to help the business and personal income BP Claims with fast money to help them recover from the largest oil spill in US history. Now 18 month later they clearly did not help 100,000 of business and over 300,000 individuals that had legitimate claims. Even the 200,000 people that got a quick claim paid by the GCCF the verdict is still out if they got help or just took what ever they could get because the oil spill was ruining their livelihood.
For all you out there that that have not gotten help, are still in limbo with the GCCF or have just been flat out denied by the GCCF, read this post all the way to the end and a nice bonus will be there for you to see.
Proof That GCCF Has Not Made It Right
A group of Louisiana fishermen and Houma Indians are traveling around the country telling their Gulf-oil spill claim horror stories 18 months after the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
This was not supposed to happen, according to the hype surrounding the establishment of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), which was masterminded by the White House and BP to pay out $20 billion in oil-spill claims — promptly and effectively.
But according to the Claims Journal, the so-called streamlined BP claims process touted by GCCF’s third-party administrator Ken Feinberg, is simply not working. Instead, it’s bogged down in bureaucratic quicksand and its reputation of being an advocate for small claimants has been ruined by lightning-fast claim rejections – based on little common sense.
“There are still problems with the claims process even all this time later,” Rebecca Templeton, head of a social service nonprofit helping Louisiana fisherman, told the Journal. “And the shrimping season is a disappointment, and fishermen are fearful of it getting worse.”
It appears to me their fears are firmly rooted.
Long Term Effect GCCF Is Ignoring For BP Claims
Louisiana State University researchers found that many of the native fish in the Gulf were having reproductive and development problems as a direct result of the contaminants that flooded the bayous on account of the BP Gulp oil spill.
Environment Still Not Cleaned Up, GCCF Not Paying BP Claims?
Although BP promised it would clean up the damage of its gargantuan oil spill, Louisiana Houma Indians recently testified in front of Congress telling them that this was not the case.
“We are losing our land and the people too,” Sharon Gauthe, a co-founder of the nonprofit advocacy group Shared Community Organizing told the Journal.
As more and more small businesses realize their financial losses could stretch into five years or more, the GCCF is vehemently rejecting their future claims on the erroneous basis that they can’t be proved and there’s no effective way to measure the losses.
GCCF Is Ignoring Long-Term Effects
Simultaneously, nonprofit environmental groups are releasing scientific studies that contradict GCCF’s rationale for not accepting or paying such claims.
For example, according to a new study released by the Waterkeeper Alliance, the negative effects of the Gulf oil spill are just beginning.
“The oil is not gone, and long-term impacts are still unknown,” the report said. “If past oil spills are used as a barometer we can fully expect the Gulf Coast to suffer continued environmental degradation for decades.”
The report concludes this is so because 75 percent of the oil spilled by BP is still lingering on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, creating an unprecedented and unknown new environmental hazard.
While it has always been the policy of this blog to be objective and give the GCCF the benefit of the doubt and a fair chance to make good on its claim — these damning facts cannot be ignored!
For a moment, let me get personal about your BP Claims
I don’t have a BP claim against the GCCF, but if I or a relative did, I would seek the advice of an attorney, who had experience in this arena – and I’d advise my relative to do the same! Don’t let the GCCF play games with your future. It makes all the sense in the world to protect your interests by seeking legal counsel help from somebody with leverage. When you fill out a free case review on these pages you will hear from an attorney with Brent Coon and Associates. Read a little about Brent Coon & Associates ( Click Here ) and see if you think they can protect your interest for you with the GCCF. If your answer is yes, then fill out the free case review and get started today towards real recovery from the BP Oil Spill.