The deadline for filing an emergency claim with British Petroleum (BP) stemming from the April 20th Deepwater Horizon oil spill has now passed.
Now is the time to file you GCCF Final Claim
You now have only a few short months to file any other claims against BP. If you or your family or your home or your business suffered any damages or losses from the three months worth of gushing oil in the Gulf of Mexico, now is the time to file. In the first “emergency” round of claims, almost half a million were filed. These will take weeks for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) to process. You do not want to be any further at the end of the line.
Be in front to get you GCCF Final Claim
All claims linked to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill must be filed within the next thirty two months. August 2013 is the final month when claims will be accepted. This may seem like a long time to you, but remember that there are hundreds of thousands of other victims out there that will be taxing the same resources trying to get their own claims paperwork together. Once again, you do not want to be at the end of an already very long line. You need to begin the process of getting your own BP final claim together now. Do not wait until it is too late to get it done correctly. Of the 450,000 emergency claims that were made in the first round of claims processing, almost 325,000 were denied because the claimants either did not fill out the paperwork correctly, or they did not provide enough documentation to prove their claims. 1,000 claims were so poorly handled that they were thought to be completely fraudulent. These people could now face criminal charges. Do not let this happen to you. Take the time and make the effort to file your claim correctly instead of rushing to finish it at the last minute, but make sure you start the process of filing your claim now, rather than later.
Is 20 Billion enough money for GCCF Final Claim ?
Another critical piece of information that you need to consider is that BP has only set aside $20 billion dollars to pay out any claims for damages or losses suffered by Gulf Coast residents and businesses. That may seem like a lot of money, but as has already been pointed out, keep in mind that there are hundreds of thousands of other victims all trying to get their piece of that pool of money. If you wait until the last minute instead of filing your BP final claim now, you risk getting much less than you would have if you had been at the front of the line. You may even get nothing. Once the $20 billion dollars has been distributed, there may be no other payouts on loss or damage claims. You may never be made whole from this tragic event. So, while you should take enough time to do it right, it is imperative that you file your BP final claim now. Do not wait until it is too late.