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Gulf Spill Paymaster Says He Has Eliminated Claims Backlog – While Claimants Disagree

Gulf spill claims czar Kenneth Feinberg says his operation has eliminated backlog of older claims, but claimants still report problems.

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Gulf Coast Claims Facility in Biloxi, MS. Photo by BP America via Flickr.

Five weeks after taking over the oil spill damage claims from BP, and after widespread criticism of delays in processing applications, claims czar Kenneth Feinberg said his operation had eliminated the backlog of older claims that had been sitting in the system unpaid.

“There is virtually now no backlog,” Feinberg told us this morning. “We are now current with any of the older claims.”

The latest statistics from his operation indicate that nearly 39,000 claims have been paid or approved, another roughly 27,000 have been flagged for inadequate documentation, and almost 8,700 are under review. “The only backlog we have now in the system," Feinberg said, "is claims that have come in over the last few days,” as well as the large number of insufficiently documented claims that he said his organization is unable to process.

However, some applicants in our BP Claims Project said that their claims are still waiting in limbo even though they filed with Feinberg’s operation more than a month ago. (If you filed a claim with Feinberg’s organization, you can tell a reporter if you’ve been paid yet using this quick online form.)

Marcia Mandel, who filed a claim on Aug 24 for lost income on behalf of her hotel, the Marco Island Lakeside Inn, said that her application was still under review. She said she had been told by Feinberg’s organization that her documentation was complete, but that even after sending them disconnect notices from the water and electricity companies last week, she had not gotten a decision.

“Saying the backlog is gone is nonsense,” Mandel said.

Other claimants, in telephone conversations and comments on our website, reported that they had gotten paid in the last few days, but not always for the amount that they had requested.

Feinberg said that his organization’s progress in paying claims came from increased efficiency, and that his operation was “now turning over in excess of 2,000 claims a day.”

But for those whose claims are still outstanding, Feinberg’s statement that the backlog had been eliminated raised more questions than they answered. Jon Faulkner, who filed a claim on Aug. 25 for lost wages as a charter boat skipper, said that he had been assured by Feinberg’s operation that his claim was complete, but that he was still awaiting a response.

“They assured me there’s nothing wrong with my claim, but I haven’t heard from them,” Faulkner said. “I don’t know if I’ve fallen through the cracks.”

Richard Reynolds

Sep. 28, 2010, 2:28 p.m.

Back log is the same as a FLOATING LOG (in the toilet).

They are full of it!

Haven’t received anything but delay, delay, delay, while they do nothing. The whole process is BS. Don’t waste your time with them!

Sasha: have you spoke to someome from the white house, to see what they had to say inspite of the article said. We would like to know what would be there respond to your questions regarding Lieberg.

Fabulous we thought the other day when we got the Fed Ex check.  Today we called their office as we had two separate claims.  The had put the two claims together and sent what they ‘chose to’ an amount for the two cases.  They further stated on the phone these were the only and final payments.  What the heck?!  That did not even cover the lost wages.  They further went on to state that we signed the final paper to end the two claims, again not true, we have never seen that paper.  So now, what to do??  They stated we had to send all our concerns online and they will ‘let us know further’.  So again, we are in the pot. 

They are shipping out an amount, and unless you get very active and do not sign anything further, you will have to begin again and fight.  They did state that phone calls are giving them the same information that you can access online with your case number and SS.  Concerns have to be by email or fax.  We did not get any responses by email or fax, so I don’t know how great that is.

So no back log?  I guess not.  It is just like they did with FEMA in Katrina and the Road Home in La.  They drop you a few coins and hope you go away.  Well, they were hold outs for Road Home still five years later.  Funny though, there was a surplus of that fund at the end and the people still had to fight.

If you take 100 claims that potentially could cost 1million and throw $100. to each claim, of course it would look like you have no back log, you did something on those and hope that better than fifty percent of those bow out. 

Typical.

By “clearing out the backlog,” I guess he means just telling everyone they don’t have enough documentation, even though the list of documents they say to send are the same ones they already have.  ...pathetic way to get his numbers up so he doesn’t have to face his failure.

r. bennen: That why I went on and hired an attorney, because he way I see it we are getting ready to get stiffed and our elected official don’t give a DAMME about us at all. Lieberg is out for the long haul. How did BP call us (“THE LITTLE PEOPLE”) on national tv, thats might be how Lienerg looks at us as (“THE LITTLE PEOPLE”).

The GCCF has not gotten rid of the backlog, I re filed on Aug 23rd and have been waiting and waiting under review since the 25th when my status changed from received. I call every day and they say it could change any moment.  That is what they have been telling me since the beginning.  What happened to 48hrs?  We all need to keep on the GCCF until we get results, Call, e-mail. and write.  Hopefully someday soon they will get it together.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!  What is the story with Feinberg.  He is either the biggest liar on earth or totally incompetent.  I just called the call center to make sure i wasnt crazy.  My claim was filed on August 23.  There has never been a request for more documentation and it is still under review..  The call center verified that all my documents are there on their system waiting to be reviewed.  I can see by the other comments that i am not the only one.  What is the story with this man.  He is worse than “Brownie”.  At least Brownie didnt lie to cover his a__.
This news release has to be a mistake

Important:  email Brian Williams on NBC.  He generally will get info if he can.

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Call all the tv stations and ask if they heard about this statement that he said he is done with the backlog and offer to give them a comment. 

It is time to take to the air waves.  We just did it.  Please help and get them called.  When you call the tv, ask for the news tips person with urgent info.

This guy is on MAJOR CRACK.  I spent over an hour on the phone this morning talking with a so called claims person.  She had to ask a supervisor on every question I had.

I have 2 seperate claims.  But because I have the same social security number they are linking the claims together.  They should be treated as seperate claims no matter what.

When filing out the forms that this DOPE said were easy. There is a section of questions for you to complete.  Asking if you want an Emergency Advance payment of 1 month or 6 months or a final payment.  This section is designed to fool you.

I requested to be contacted by one of there pro bono attorneys.  That has not taken place.

His system has major flaus in it, because it is designed to favor GCCF,BP and of course the GOV.  You know they are getting something.

A qualified adjuster or some one with a BRAIN should be contacting us to answer our question, and explain to us just how the system works, if you choose final payment what does this actually mean.  Emergency Advance of 1 month, what does this mean and how does it affect the final payment and such.

He PISSING in the wind in the hopes that we get wet enough and go away.  Has any one asked him how he gets paid.  That would be a good answer.

DO NOT SIGN ANY PAPER WORK.

IN THE FAMOUS WORDS OF AN AMERICAN INDIAN.  “WHITE MAN SPEAKS WITH FORK TUNG”

OK everyone listen to this lie: When you call the call center they tells you that they do not have any number to where the adjuster are or the phone number that is a lie, tney also tells you that what ever they see you also see on your computer that is a lie also.When i call a minute age about my claim one of them slip and said that she will give my claim number to her supervisor and she will contact then and ask them why my claim is taking so long. With lieberg it is on lie after the other.

WELL PEOPLE , I HAD ENOUGH OF THE LIES, HE SAY ALL BACK CLAIMS ARE DONE , WELL I FILED MINE ON AUG 23 , AND IM STILL UNDER REVIEW, SO I FILED WITH THE FEDERAL COURT TODAY FOR A FEDERAL INJUNCTION ORDER FREEZING ALL OF FRIEBERGS ACCOUNTS AND THE CLAIMS COMPANY, TO ASK FOR A IMPARTUAL AND NONE BIAS PERSON TO TAKE OVER, WE WILL KNOW REAL SOON, HE WAS SERVED AT 6;00 PM SEPT 28 2010,

SHOULD SAY FEINBERG , BUT IT WILL BE FRIBERGS ASS

Can we all do that

LINDA YES YOU CAN GO TO YOUR FEDERAL COURT CLOSE TO YOU ONLINE IS OK DOWNLOAD THE FORM TO PAY OR ASK FOR COST WAIVED, AND FILE CLAIMER AND TYPE UP A INJUNCTION ORDER AND REQUEST FILL IN ALL OF THE FORM AND A LETTER SIGNED BY YOU SAYING HOW YOU SERVED HIM BY MAIL OR EMAIL,  DATE , TIME , SEND TO FEDERAL COURT AND CLERK OF COURT AT YOUR CLOSEST FEDERAL COURT HOUSE, MAKE SURE YOU PUT IN CLAIM NUMBER REASONS WHY YOU ASK FOR IT AND HOW LONG ITS BEEN ON YOUR CLAIM , ITS A FEDERAL VIOLATION OF THE POLLUTION ACT OF 1990

ITS BEEN OVER 3 1/2 MONTHS SINCE IT WAS CAPPED, BY FEDERAL LAW IN THE 1990 POLLUTION ACT CLAIMS MUST BE PAID BEFORE 90 DAYS FROM THE OIL WELL CAPPED BY THE COMPANY, ITS BEEN 4 MONTHS ALMOST

THE LAW SAYS THE MUST PAY YOU INTEREST TOO ON THE MONTHS YOU BEEN WAITING ON, BY EVRY 30 DAY OF THE END OF THE MONTH,, IF WE ALL START FILING INJUNCTION ORDERS WE WILL GET THE FEDERAL COURTS TO STOP HIM AND GET OUR MONEY ALL OF IT

I guess the backlog went to the same place as all the oil that suddenly disappeared at the instant the well was capped.

I received a letter from GCCG that I needed to go to the rig workers fund.  I then sent a letter for reconsideration as I am not a rig worker.  I heard from a “supervisor” last week who advised they are expediting my reconsideration, but I haven’t heard anything and it’s been more than 48 hours and my claim is still showing as “ineligible.”  At least with that determination letter in hand I was able to go to the US Coast Guard for handling.  I’m waiting to see what happens next.

Its interesting how the GCCF gives you 30-40 pages of statistics every day about their claim processing but dont give you any statistics on what the age of the claims are.  Its a simple data point that they are unwilling to share with the public.  Sasha why dont you ask Feinberg why he doesnt provide that statistic to the public.?  Ask him if he is willing to give that data to you.?

Lets all do like Darrly did

I just called the claims call center and the girl was nasty. She said in a voice I could not hardly hear your under review and I said I know that. I ask her why feinberg said all claims are out of backlog. She said what are you talking about. I have had at least 4 or 5 claims girls say that they would try to forward my claim on and nothing has even changed. These claim attendents are being paid and they are getting very nasty well at least some of them.  I think they say anything to get you off the phone.

I just spoke to someone at claims office.  So hard to understand, I had to finally resort to my questions that required a yes or no answer.  What I learned is: the claim that “there is no backlog” refers to initial emergency claims filed - whether or not you were compensated in full.  It does not refer to supplemental monthly claims, as I’m doing for my rental property.  Not sure whether or not I believe them, but that’s what they tell me.

I am at a loss, I have filed with BP and GCCF on the 23rd of August. I was the third person in at 7:20 am. I made two trips to the Foley office after their computer glitch. Parerwork filled under two claim numbers, lost and finally they found it and put me back under review. Keep hearing the same ole same ole, are these people real or in a fanasty world, Feinberg must be spelled lieburg, Met him twice at the meetings and was told the two claims I have are legal and all documentation is there. Still waiting, claims center says all paperwork there and in order. This am 9-29-10 @ 8:45, was told sense my claim is for a large amount, it will take a lot longer to review???? I will sell some waterfront property in Iraq with damaged bridges for 1$ an acre compliments of the US air force, thank you very much Nathan

nathan
there is a commonality in our problem.  i too filed the morning of aug 23 and there was a computer glitch where my claim was under 2 claim numbers which they have still not corrected.  im told all my documentation is on file and under review.  a person at the claims office told me this morning that there were alot screwed up this way the first day and they just found out several weeks ago and are trying to clean them up.  whatever their problem they dont seem to be addressing it.

Received a letter denying my business dated September 22nd.  Started this ridiculous process in June and haven’t received a cent. 

The reason for denial?  Proximity to the oil spill. 

My business is located 1.5 miles from the beach.

Yeah, they are up- to-date and clearing them out.  They are flat denying people because of proximity.

carol whats is your business if you dont mind teling us

carol
there is all kinds of media articles the last two days that Feinberg has relooked at the 500 claims they have denied and probably will be paying most of them.  I had a gut feeling most were for proximity to the oil and he has since changed his mind.  So hopefully you will be OK.

wanna have some fun?  call the call center 3 times, speak to 3 different reps, listen to 3 different lies, stir and then laugh….because it’s a big joke!  feinberg is an accomplished liar and BSer.  we got checks from BP from our actual losses, nothing extra, then feinberg took over and we got squat. then we got canned because of lack of work. if BP is willing to pay out the money, why isn’t the berg?  i know lots of you guys got squat to begin with…let’s just hope Mr Obama tells feinberg to write us all checks like he told congress to write for the MAC and MAE and Goldman Sachs, who btw OWNS the company that makes COREXIT, the depersant BP used in the gulf that’s making us all sick down here in Alabama.  The company’s name is NALCO. it’s a demonic circle, y’all.

totally agree about 8/23, that’s when we filed our claims…i think they lost all the docs and are just guessing until we complain. i filed a supplemental the other day, which they are ‘reviewing’...just keep filing and calling…make them more nuts then they already are.

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All lies

2 hrs 30 mins ago
After a period of scorn, Ken Feinberg back to making lofty proclamations
By Brett Michael Dykes
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Say what you want about Gulf Coast Claims Facility administrator Ken Feinberg—the man speaks boldly about tackling even the most daunting tasks. But lately the more he does speak, the more Gulf Coast residents wonder if he’s just writing checks he won’t be able to cash (as it were).

Yes, after loud complaints from exasperated and desperate Gulf Coast residents, the Obama Justice Department and even, well, himself, Feinberg is again touting the effectiveness of the $20 billion BP escrow fund he supervises at the behest of the oil giant and the White House.

Feinberg told the Times-Picayune that he fully expects that 90 percent of the Gulf Coast residents with financial claims against BP will eventually accept a settlement from his fund, even though frustrated claimants have been fleeing to lawyers in droves for help.

He also told ProPublica that his office is all caught up on processing the thousands of claims that have already been submitted.

“There is virtually now no backlog,” Feinberg told the investigative news outfit. “We are now current with any of the older claims.”

However, some claimants told ProPublica—which has been soliciting information from applicants to track the efficiency of the claims process—that their claims against the fund “are still waiting in limbo even though they filed with Feinberg’s operation more than a month ago.” Other claimants said that they had received payments in recent days—but for sums smaller than they had expected.

Reports ProPublica:


Marcia Mandel, who filed a claim on Aug. 24 for lost income on behalf of her hotel, the Marco Island Lakeside Inn, said that her application was still under review. She said she had been told by Feinberg’s organization that her documentation was complete, but that even after sending them disconnect notices from the water and electricity companies last week, she had not gotten a decision.


“Saying the backlog is gone is nonsense,” Mandel said.

My claim has been “under review” since Aug 25. I filed at 3 a.m. on Aug 23. I just got off the phone with someone from GCCF who told me they STILL have no information on why my claim has not been paid. She told me “it could be paid tomorrow, or it could be months from now. We have no way of knowing” I asked her if she knew how many people who filed in the first days were still not paid. She told me THOUSANDS. But Feinberg says “no backlog” He needs to be investigated and held accountable for his outrageous lies. The rep told me if I get a dissconnect notice or I’m facing forclosure, they can put in a request for an emergency payment. Wait…I thought my claim on Aug 23 was for an emergency payment. I sold family jewelry a few days ago to pay my 3 month past due power bill. People who aren’t living through this have no idea what this is doing to us. We are in limbo with no explanation. Those who think we are lazy and looking for hand outs do not understand that we just can’t go out and get another job. Businesses are closing and laying off, not hiring. What are we suppossed to do? It takes money to move somewhere where there are job opportunites. When I got a check from BP in June, I had no idea that by the end of September, I would still be waiting for my claim money, I probably would have taken the money, abandoned my home and tried to start all over some where else. Can’t do it now. I don’t have enough money to gas up the car to go anywhere.

Terri,

I called and called the claim center. I told them that my claim was not looked at as I had filed on Aug 23. I ask if there was anything that could be done. She said they are to mark the file that was done when opened and then I called again and again and told each one if they could mark the file. Today I was paid. I also Prayed a lot. It works. Don’t give up. Call tonight and tell them that your claim has been since the 23. I will Pray for you also.

Do we have to pay taxes on the claim money we get? Does anyone know

you better or go to jail,marsha

what is sad i saw a story of a woman who is a wedding planner on the beach area , says her claim was for 240,000 dollars, and got 7,700 only, this woman is a fraud thats why our real claims are backlogged,people are not going to spend that kinda money on a wedding on the beach, this woman should be locked up, thats fraud, tring to claim 240,000 lose for 6 months,what a scam that is

No Darryl a bigger scam is the woman and man in Sashas articles.  The guy, Richard, with his loss on real estate investments in THE KEYS where the oil didn’t touch and Marcia, above, from MARCO ISLAND LAKE which isn’t even on the coast (google it) and is down nearly to the keys.  These people’s loss are due to the RESSESSION (that we supposedly came out of last year). 
Busnesses are failing all over the country.  Real estate is down all over as well, especially in FL.  I filed 2 legitimate claims (1 personal for lost rental revenue and 1 business retail)  I had been paid by bp and then refiled (pain in the a**) on Aug 30.  I was asked for more documentation on Sept 19 turned it in Sept 20th and was paid the full amount I asked for (6 months) on Sept 29th.  I was frustrated too that it took way longer than it was supposed to. 
Please DON’T GIVE UP.  If you have a legitimate claim and the documentation to prove it, in my experience, you will be paid.  I know others here that have been paid as well, we are directly accross from the beach in the FL panhandle.  Oil hit our beach and is still there buried (the media doesn’t report this).  Next is trying to figure out what to ask for for a final settlement and whether to use an attorney or not.

my claim was filed 12:01 am august 23rd.  Been told every day since that it has no errors, no request for more information and no movement on it.  It has been in review for 41 days now and nothing.  Call center is useless, they say it’s under review and thats all they know…...To claim their is no backlogg is typical politician lies.  Just wait till they control our health care, delays and lies will really continue then.

Have a friend with a bar business on island NWFLA.  She reported yesterday that she received 100% of the claim that she had filed on Tuesday in the mail.  Would have had to close had it not been for that payment.  Keep calling, writing and filing.  Don’t give up.

I found a Gccf complaint form for Florida.
it is overseen by Alex sink


http://www.myfloridacfo.com/FloridaClaimsHelp/

Feinberg is going from town to town without letting anyone know he is conducting these meetings.  If you go to::  cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/30/60minutes/main6915445.shtml and watch the video you will see not very many people turned out.  These meetings are not published on GCCF website in Townhall meetings and such…  And all on a PRIVATE PLANE..who is fitting this bill?

(CBS)  The lawyer appointed to sort out the thousands of oil spill compensation claims against BP tells Morley Safer he can’t hide from the victims’ wrath. And there’s plenty of it to go around as Safer sees when he follows Ken Feinberg on his BP town hall meeting tour in the Gulf Region.

Safer’s report will be broadcast on “60 Minutes” this Sunday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

“[Spill victims verbally attack me] but it goes with the territory…you go in there expecting that you’re going to receive that criticism,” Feinberg tells Safer. “And woe be unto you if you hide. That is a mistake. You cannot hide,” says Feinberg.

At one meeting held early in the morning in Slidell, La., a local fisherman waiting for his check lost his patience with Feinberg: “It’s been 10 days now, can we take whoever programmed this, take him down in the swamp, drop him off for 10 days and then let him wait on us to go pick them up to see how it feels to keep waiting?”

Feinberg, in a forgive-me response, remembers his promise that the man wouldn’t have to wait, but before he could continue his regrets, the fisherman cuts him off. “It’s a contradiction of your words, sir.” Prompting Feinberg to be even more frank: “I know…It won’t be the first time. I’m trying.”

Says another steamed Slidell victim, when Feinberg points out that 5,000 emergency claims have been paid. “Five-thousand out of 20,000 claims sucks.”

Asked by Safer if he sees things getting any better for him, “Not yet” Feinberg replies in his Boston accent. Feinberg knows it will be tough slog. “What these fishermen and others want to see are checks and compensation, not promises from somebody from Boston,” he tells Safer. “That is an obstacle that I try to overcome, in part by coming down here and meeting with these people,” says Feinberg.

Feinberg has paid out at least half a billion dollars in emergency claims from BP’s $20 billion fund. The real test will be when the lump sum payments begin, a settlement with BP that gives claimants payment for their agreement not to sue BP. “It’s a free country. If you want to come into the fund….We’ll give you a fair shake…We’ll pay what you’re due,” he says. “If you think we’re nickel and diming you…opt out and go another route.”

That is exactly what he wants.
He figueres that an attorney will cost you too much and eventualy you will give up.
Dont give up.
Go to the USCG fund and apply their.In the mean time your claim stands with BP.
If the USCG pays you tell Feingerb to go ****k him self.
He is only here to steal from us the litle people.
If that does not work file suit against BP.
Look up an attorney by the name of Brian J.Donovan in tampa.
He has been very helpfull and he will walk you thru.

These are your rights .
They have been violated by Feinberg and the people that work for hoim.
You can meet with a member of the GCCF staff to ask any questions you have about the claims process. Once you have filed a claim with the GCCF, you have the right to check the status of that claim by calling the toll-free number (1-800-916-4893 (TTY 1-866-682-1758)), visiting the GCCF’s internet site, http://www.GulfCoastClaimsFacility.com, or visiting a GCCF office in person. (A list of site offices is available by phone or on-line.)

5. You have the right to a fair review and determination of your claim.

The GCCF Claims Evaluator will consider all properly submitted evidence that you provide to prove your loss.

6. You have the right to a timely claim decision.

The GCCF will issue a timely determination of your claim. If the GCCF needs additional information in order to decide your claim, the GCCF will notify you in a timely manner of the request for additional information.

7. You have the right to timely payment.

If you qualify for a payment, you will be paid promptly.

8. You have the right to ethical treatment.

All representatives of the GCCF will act ethically and in good faith.
THAT IS A JOKE.
I HOPE YOU LOOSE VSOMETHING VERY VALUABLE TO YOU.
Believe me the litle people in La know alot about voodo.
I hope the get you .
Keep your spirits up guys.
If you have a proven clame they have to pay you.
Dont take no for answer.

I just about fell out of my chair when I saw the latest BP advertising campaign.  I have pictures so if you email me I will send the photos… 

BP
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When tragedy strikes,
people need help
without hassles.

Rachel
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well day 38 , lets see how high it can go,

The GCCF is an example of government inefficiency at its highest level.  Walk in to any GCCF claims office and you will see what I’m talking about.  You have adjusters that are fighting going to sleep because their hands are tied.  The adjuster does not have access to your claim once it is filed.  LET THEM HELP PROCESS THE CLAIMS.  GCCF IS PAYING THEM VERY GOOD MONEY.  If the GCCF would do this, I believe they could process at least an additional 3000 claims a day and possinle many more.  But I guess this makes to much sense. 
After watching the Government in action with the GCCF and how they have mismanaged resources it has swayed my decision on Government intervention in Healthcare.  Simply put, NO!

well now it says type of injury or damage status, i called and they can not tell what that means, to funny, it will be funny to show the federal judge all this .

that happened to me to crap i was hoping something changed with my claim

Someone throw me a rope…
Type of Injury or Damage     Status

Now everything is blank..nothing..zilch.. just like their promised timely payments.

I was talking to a supervisor at the gccf about the sensitive claims list i have been on for the past 2 weeks. she told me there where 300 claims on the list and that they where processing the sensitive ones first. i said i thought they where processing a 1000 claims a day so all the sensitive ones should be done by lunch time. she said they where doing 1000 a day but could not explain her lie. i hate this

I have been under review since Aug 25. My former co worker and I filed the same claim for the same amount of $$$. We were being paid by BP the same amount of money at almost the same time. She is still working. I got laid off. She got the full amount of her claim 3 weeks ago. I asked all my elected officals to assist. I got a letter from Sen. George LeMieux today that was dated Sept 28 that said my claim was denied. Called GCCF hysterical and they had no info that the claim was denied. Sen LeMieux told me that my industry (timeshare) was not included in GCCF claims. He suggested I go to the Real Estate board.I am not a real estate agent. How could they pay my co workers full claim 3 weeks ago and deny mine????? I gave them three years of docs. I made six figues when the real estate market tanked. I am and was not a realtor. They paid people who own condos and rental agents who lost money becuase of the spill. How is this different? And how can they pay someone who still has a job but not someone who lost one? This is just unbelievable.BP was paying until Lieberg took over. When I called GCCF the rep told me that she didn’t have any info at all but if it is true that I got turned down there is no appeal. She told me I could file again for a final payment. Oh yeah, right. Get jerked around for another 3 months. I know there are lots of lawyers who read this. Will one of you please rear your head so I can file a claim? I was solicited months ago by a BIG firm in Mt Pleasant SC but I did not get the feeling that they were going to be my true advocates. Then I read that they were trying to be lead counsel in the BP and that they had “ties” to Lieberg. I want someone who hate that MF as much as I do. If you’re out there, please surface. I know I have a good case.

Terri~

  Sounds to me like you got a spoof letter.  No way would you ever receive something from your Senator telling you were denied.  There are a whole lot of fake letters going around now.. Remember it’s election time and people are pulling out many bag of tricks to try to rally up the public.  If your claim is still under review.. I would guess it is just that.. still under review.  I to have been waiting since august 23rd.  Join the club.  Hang in there..

How do you file for a final payment when you have a one month payment in?  Do you fill our another paper like you did the first time

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