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New Gulf Compensation Chief Lags in Processing Claims

Kenneth Feinberg’s new system for handling claims from the Gulf oil spill is already running into delays.  Feinberg had guaranteed a two-day response time, but some claimants say it isn’t happening yet.

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The new Gulf Coast Claims Facility is shown on August 23, 2010 in New Orleans, La. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

6:27 p.m.: This post has been updated.

Just over a week ago, when Kenneth Feinberg took over the process for handling damage claims from the Gulf oil spill, he promised to cut through the delays and confusion that applicants faced under the much-maligned BP system.

But signs are emerging that Feinberg’s goals – particularly his pledge to respond to personal claims for emergency payments within 48 hours – may be overly ambitious. Applicants participating in our BP Claims Project say that they have not received responses within two days of filing claims and that they have encountered an array of service problems, from a system crash to difficulty in transferring critical paperwork.

Amy Weiss, Feinberg’s spokeswoman, acknowledged on Sunday that the facility was experiencing delays. “In the first few weeks...we may be short of our 48-hour goal,” Weiss said in an e-mail.

Weiss said many of the claims could not be processed because they lacked sufficient documentation, and that the new Gulf Coast Claims Facility has approved about $6 million in payments to just under 1,200 individuals. Statistics from the GCCF indicate that only about 6 percent of total claims – for both individuals and businesses – had been paid as of Monday.

Feinberg’s guarantee of a two-day response time was central to his plan to improve the BP claims process. Speed is crucial to applicants struggling to pay their bills. Some have already waited months while BP deferred claim decisions.

But applicants told us they’ve gotten conflicting information about when the response period officially starts and, thus, how quickly they can expect to get paid.

Feinberg’s protocol for emergency payments says applications “will be evaluated preliminarily within 24 hours of receipt of the completed form and supporting documentation.” If the claim is approved, the protocol says, a payment is supposed to be authorized within another 24 hours.

But a page on the GCCF’s website gives different information: Its “Frequently Asked Questions” feature doesn’t specify how long the preliminary evaluation will take, and says payments will then be authorized within 48 hours.

Weiss said each source is partially right. She confirmed that the GCCF is supposed to complete its preliminary review within a day, but said it would take up to two days after that for payments to be issued.

Several applicants participating in our BP claims project said three days or more had passed without any response. (If you’ve filed a claim with the GCCF and are still waiting, you can tell us about your experience using this quick online form.)

Donna Davis, who filed a claim for lost income after being laid off from her job at a vacation condo rental company in Orange Beach, Ala., said a claims agent told her last Friday that claims would be paid within 48 hours after being reviewed, not 48 hours after being submitted. The review period could take up to three weeks, Davis said she was told.

Russell Porter filed his claim for property damage to his condo in Gulf Shores, Ala., on the morning of Aug. 23. When he contacted the GCCF two days later, a claims representative told him “since they have such a deluge of people, they’re asking people to wait 48 to 72 hours,” Porter said.

He called again the following day. This time, he said, a GCCF representative said “they have no idea how long it will take to process any claim.” Porter said he has spoken to eight different agents since refiling his claim.

Turning around claims in 48 hours is a “hellaciously aggressive” target for an operation as large as Feinberg’s, said Mike Dekema, a claims management consultant with 30 years of experience in the industry. “The guy should win the Nobel Prize if he can do this in the timeline that he has outlined,” he said.

He added that the first 30 days will be critical in shaping public perception of the new claims unit.

“The biggest concern I have is whether he is unreasonably setting expectations when people are already predisposed to have a negative opinion of the process,” Dekema said.

Some claimants told us their main source of frustration has been logistical hassles, rather than timing.

Marco Jackson, who said he had to shut down his seafood stand in Destin, Fla., after the spill, gave supporting documents to BP when he filed a business claim in June.

When GCCF took over, he resubmitted the claim, on Aug. 23, but was told he wouldn’t need to refile the documents. Then he was told he would. He tried to do it electronically, only to find the online system was down.

He followed up by phone, but discovered that GCCF had the wrong address for his claim. The claim remains in limbo.

“It’s getting to be a high level of frustration, because they’re supposed to be more competent than BP, and it’s looking like they’re less competent,” Jackson said.

Weiss said all documents submitted to BP should have been transferred to the new operation by now. She stressed that GCCF was working hard to speed up payments.

“We are literally working 24 hours a day to issue eligible payments as soon as possible,” she said.

Update: Amy Weiss, Feinberg’s spokeswoman, has provided more current figures for the number and value of claims processed by GCCF. She said the GCCF has now paid out close to $10 million since opening on Aug. 23. She said that the facility has received and is reviewing more than 31,000 claims

Brian J. Donovan

Aug. 31, 2010, 3:41 p.m.

This article briefly addresses: (a) how GCCF limits BP’s liability via the systematic postponement, reduction or denial of claims against BP; (b) how GCCF guarantees BP’s continued long-term operation in the offshore Gulf of Mexico E&P sector; and (c) why GCCF is not necessary to ensure that victims of the BP oil spill are fully compensated for incurred damages.

http://donovanlawgroup.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/the-gulf-coast-claims-facility-limits-bps-liability-and-guarantees-the-oil-companys-continued-operation-in-the-gulf-of-mexico/

edwin charles burke

Aug. 31, 2010, 3:55 p.m.

I HAVE DONE EVERTHING I WAS TOLD AND HAVE BEEN TO THE THE NEW CLAIM OFFICE EVERY DAY SINCE IT HAS OPEN AND NO BODY CAN HELP ME AT LEAST BP DID EVERTHING THEY TOLD ME THET WOULD DO. I REALLY NEED HELP

Brian J. Donovan

Aug. 31, 2010, 3:59 p.m.

Russell Porter filed his claim for property damage to his condo in Gulf Shores, Ala., on the morning of Aug. 23. When he contacted the GCCF two days later, a claims representative told him “since they have such a deluge of people, they’re asking people to wait 48 to 72 hours,” Porter said.

He called again the following day. This time, he said, a GCCF representative said “they have no idea how long it will take to process any claim.” Porter said he has spoken to eight different agents since refiling his claim.

This article briefly addresses: (a) how GCCF limits BP’s liability via the systematic postponement, reduction or denial of claims against BP; (b) how GCCF guarantees BP’s continued long-term operation in the offshore Gulf of Mexico E&P sector; and (c) why GCCF is not necessary to ensure that victims of the BP oil spill are fully compensated for incurred damages.

http://donovanlawgroup.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/the-gulf-coast-claims-facility-limits-bps-liability-and-guarantees-the-oil-companys-continued-operation-in-the-gulf-of-mexico/

Russell Porter

Aug. 31, 2010, 4:02 p.m.

Talked to 2 claims agents today 1st offered no new info SOS ‘We have your claim and docuements and they are under review” 2nd was acutally a supervisor who suggested I send a request to amend something on my claim that may help with the process. She advised to send same by email which I did at 8:30 this morning. No response to email yet.
Still waiting.

Terri Kleinsmith

Aug. 31, 2010, 4:14 p.m.

I’m with you ECB. At least BP didn’t make outrageous promises with these ridiculous self imposed deadlines that they could not deliver. When all is said and done, I think GCCF will be the bad guy, not BP. I know exactly how you feel becuase I am in the same sitation. Bill collectors are calling as I write this. Just know you are not alone and you are not being singled out. They are giving everyone (at least everyone I know) the run around. Has anyone out there received a check from GCCF???

We have given them more than enough documentation—- including every single pay stub for the last year on top of our tax returns and letter from my husband’s company and we are still under review. I wish I could tell my utility companies and landlord that my decision to pay them money they are owed is still under review because as it stands right now, I have no idea how we are going to pay either after taking a $2000 hit per month.

The thing about the verification of your documents is
you have to trust that BP sent them what you gave to them. Over the months BP asked me for duplicate documentation, and a variety of backup redundant documentation.
I don’t trust the process one bit. Nobody you speak to can verify what is in their system, or when they received it. BP routinely had mistakes with our file with phone numbers, addresses etc, and even spoke about one claim with someone that wasn’t theirs that i know.
There is zero transparency in this system, and it is a shame that people can not speak to the person making the decision about their file.
The claim center adjusters have decades of experience doing just that thing, but apparently they must seem to sympathetic to the claimants for BP to allow them to make decisions like they have done their entire lives.

Mr. Donovan posts excellent information. The NPFC is the next step for being paid and people should not abandon that step. It is required by OPA to be a backup to a responsible party not paying your claims. Everyone should be using it as well as Feinberg’s group.

Unreal - That is why we sent our documentation again and went to an office again. I do not trust any of it, nor do I believe any politician that tells me that they are looking out for us and we will be ok. We. Are. Not. Ok.

I too have found this process hilarious and a joke, I too filed a claim with GCCF, and after numerous calls told that information was to be scanned into their computer for review?  After calling today to see what kind of story they would give me said it is now pending and all documentation was there, but still not response from them.

The people at the claims centers and the call in dont actually know if all your documentation is there. they can’t see it. They can see if something is uploaded but not what it is. They have no clue. They are supposed to make you happy is their only job. If you don’t hang up the phone you can ask them anything. Talk about the weather if you want. Tell them about your entire life story and they sit and listen. They aren’t permitted to end the call you have to do it. I have called at least 30 times in a week just to see what they say to me. it is unbelievable. Did manage to talk to someone high up because i refused to hang up the phone, and waiting for a call back today. We will see.

O.K today my status on the web site shows claim approved for payment. I followed up with a phone call. Nobody can tell me how much or what I am supposed to do next. I will wait to see if any payment shows up in my account. My claim is not big, but needed to keep my head above water.

steve biddick

Aug. 31, 2010, 6:58 p.m.

Everything posted above is correct, from ‘zero’ transparency to countless phone calls to those who have NO WAY of discussing your claim with you. Interesting, though- They make sure you provide them with verifying info. at the start,( last 4 of S.S.#,etc). Why? So they can be certain that no unauthorized person can be told ” we have no information…” ?
I filed on Aug. 23, apparently with all documentation for my personal income loss claim. I’ve had no successful contact.
I won’t try anymore. I’d rather have an infected boil between the cheeks of my butt than to call again….

Is this the same goverment that is suppose to improve health care and make it cheaper and less waiting.  Wake up goverment have to many layer between you and help

And to think there are some people that want the government to handle 300 million peoples health insurance—-right.

down with big government—-until i need them.

The “government” took over this process 9 days ago.  Give us a break.

What aload of crap ,If they are working 24/7 then whats taking so long I have sent and they have received every document needed and yet still no further than 2 mos ago .The people who answer the phone are not even the ones who process are claims so we should be talking to someone else who would be ov more help
Hell at least the other people who handled the claims process at least were paying the fishermen and others.

Wheres the paymaster now probably sleeping while all we can do is worry about paying our bills
My advise is to get some competent help for processing claims and less people telling us a line of #*%!!

I’ve been to the gulf coast area. Lived in NO for a while in 1983. I think I’ll send Pampers, baby wipes and a little cheese for your whine. Wipe your tears and get over it. Bunch of cry babies.

In my area the claims evaluators are the same contractors that worked for BP. Everything I have read is true and my claim filed 8/23 8:00 am is in the same status since the day it was filed. I called to check the electronic transfer of paper work and NO ONE there can give you the same answer twice. Our July payment was withheld as the GCCF was taking over and the bills are due. This whole process is cumbersome and if the GCCF had been accurate in time estimates I wouldn’t be so upset.

Well, well, J.B.  ” I lived in N.O. in 1983… ” That qualifies you for what comment?
The fact is, Ken’s spokesperson, Amy Weiss, is blaming US for the delays. She’s more or less saying that MORE THAN 9 OUT OF 10 OF US are too stupid to fill out a ‘proper’ claim…..

What is most unfortunate about all this is that bankers, lenders, vendors, utilities, and landlords are not very open to taking any loss or delay in payment through all this. So they know people are getting the shaft and they don’t care. I have managed to work it out with some people but not all. The banks particularly could make their own claims for not being paid, but they don’t think they will win so they want to stick it to their own customers.
Meanwhile they are not lending money anyways, and borrowing money from the Fed for free to buy treasuries and keeping their banks from failing.
Its a beautiful thing where the very same bankers who put our economy into a tailspin are preying on people suffering through this crisis, and having the government keep them a float.
What has happened to America?

It’s obvious from the comments that there is great frustration and dire need.  greenlimbs.com, a Philadelphia based non-profit, is hosting an event in the fall to benefit Gulf coast families.  If you’re reading this and have been affected, please email me (do not reply in the comments) and briefly explain your situation and need.

48 hrs is a totally unrealistic time frame. They need to verify alot of things prior to paying and they should. My daughter has filed claims every month for lost wages with all of the documentation they asked for and has gotten prompt payments every time, and by prompt I mean a week.
People expect them to have a vault full of cash in the back to just give out to anyone with a good story.

Sounds nice Lauren hope that goes well for people.

Dan. They do have a vault full of cash. And everything we have provided to BP over the months is in their system along with the notes, etc. The fact is BP was paying the people with very small claims and simple losses. Business they are not. When a business lays off a person because BP does not pay their claims, BP was not compensating those employees that lost their jobs.
Im glad for your daughter but she is in the small percentage.

Has anyone noticed that the claims reps are starting th sound stressed and a little rude after a week of hearing complaints. If they have only settled about 6-7% of the total emergency payment request. that suggested that about 94% of the people are not happy with the process. thats right 94% theink they are doing a poor job at GCCF.

Chris Sherrill

Sep. 1, 2010, 9:15 a.m.

People we are being duped yet again. Look at what 1.5 billion does in interest while sitting in Citibanks system. Guys I used to believe the squeaky wheel got the grease and I have reached out to every major media outlet, newspaper and elected official in Alabama and nationwide. WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO TO GET SOME RESPECT DOWN HERE? Many business owners are near closure and many families are doing things that they have never had to even thnk of doing. WE THE PEOPLE OF THE GULF COAST DID NOT CREATE THIS CRISIS! Do not let this Feinberg Shroud cover the fact that BP has bowed out of this mess and left it for someone else to deal with. Money must flow into all Gulf Coast communities immediately! Alabama Gulf Coast can arguably say they are the epicenter of financial disaster. The Perception that the media created ruined our tourist driven community. I DARE ONE OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR US! DO YOUR JOBS PEOPLE! WE HAVE PAID YOUR SALARIES FOR YEARS NOW HELP FIX THINGS AND GET OFF YOUR PC ASSES AND DO SOMETHING

Chris Sherrill

Sep. 1, 2010, 9:23 a.m.

I’d like any Gulf Shores or Orange Beach residents on this forum to contact me. We must start a movement rather a coalition to be heard. I say we fight for our locals first but spread the word NATIONWIDE that the Gulf Coast is not being taken care of contrary to what the BP ads claim. Guys those ads make us business owners look like liars when we tell la vendor we cannot order from them or cannot quite pay that bill. In their eyes because BP had done a great job of putting gravy on their Image they think we are lying because they see the TV ad where some top BP employee is walking the beach and saying he is gonna make it right…GUYS WE MUST BE HEARD AND I AM WILLING TO LEAD THE CHARGE.

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Im just a pissed off small business owner that has had enough. I am not a lawyer or politician. I know nothing about either except that they have helped create this mess…LETS GET OFF OUR ASSES AND DO SOMETHING PEOPLE! Look forward to hearing from someone…

You have all right to be madder than a snake.  Mr. Feinberg came into our town and blew a lot of smoke of how he was here to help us and get everyone paid in a timely manner but his train never left the station.  I too am a small business owner.  I have nine employees and $38.00 in the business checking account.  I’m paying everyone out of my pocket to make sure his or her families won’t suffer. 

  I have a claims rep that has gone above and beyond to try to get my large loss claim paid.  My claim with BP was deemed a legit claim and it was in the CPA’s processors hands when Feinberg took over.  Even though I lost my claim rep he has keep tabs on my file and keyed me in on some inside dealing that is going on.  I’m going to share this with you as I have with my attorney.  Business to business we need to look out for each other.  My (BP) claims rep called me on 8-30-2010 and informed me that my claim was now in the **DD** process.  The DD stands for Document and Delay.  Of course I didn’t understand till he spelled it out for me.  Delay with Document requests and Delay Payment.  My rep said they have requested four more items from me but they were only to ask for one item to be submitted at a time in order to delay payment.  He also gave me the four things they wanted and those things I have already submitted but they are asking for them to be in a different format.  They are trying to delay any large loss claims over $50,000.00 to fall in the after November filing to push us to file as a final payment instead of falling under the emergency payment process.  My rep also stated that under orders no original BP claim adjusters are to speak to the press.  The GCCF has already hired 1600 certified CPA’s and by the middle of next month they will have added another 800 more to the pile.  Not one CPA hired was from TX, LA, MS, AL or FL.  Everyone was brought in and whole hotels were booked up. 

  I would expect you’d receive a letter asking for more documentation.  This is to give you a heads up on what they are doing.  When I receive my email or letter asking for more documents I’m going to ask them if this is the only thing they request of me.  If they say yes…I’m going to come back with the other three and that I know they are going to want later and let them know I know what’s going on.  Then I’m going to the press and play my hand of cards.  I’m going to look them straight in the eyes and call them what they really are…

i have one for all, in jan of 2010,  i was told by the state of florida that i had to take a training class to get a new job, ok this clas was marine joinery, so you know its building ships for the oil companys andthe shipping area, now graduation was in june of 2010, these jobs pay 60,000 ayear to start out, great huh, well as of april and the oil spill, i have graduated, have a real nice peice of paper, and now all oil and shipping companys backed out of hiring all of us, so i have no job , it cost 5,000 dollars for the traing class, no unemployment, i can not even get another traing grant to go back to school for one to two more years, i am a lisenced wildlife rescue, i offered my company to bp they said i am on standby for florida, still no money , no jobs, no unemployment , my truck was taken , my house is being taken, my bills are way past due, i get 200 dollars a month for food, great huh , well if i dont pay the eletric bill i will be eating out of the can, and sitting on cans for a home, and using the cans to go to the bathroom , i have the cloths on my back and a few more, having fun yet. im not.

Does Feinburg even care that people are being being served eviction notices because they cant pay their rent or mortage?? cant get any help from state food stamps ..because they want to know what BP is paying us. well we would like to know also..
what are we to do. 
its a never ending cycle. 
I did my filing on 8/23 sent all documents… for my lost wages…
after countless phone calls still nothing.
they tell me Mr. Feinburg is reviewing all claims.. 
BP DID A BETTER JOB…..

4 oclock SEPT 1, I called claims office. He told me it would be another 7 days from Sun. Aug 26 before the claims are out if you filed on the 23. He also told me they cannot see anythibg other than what we see on their site

Brian J. Donovan

Sep. 1, 2010, 3:17 p.m.

Update:

It has been nine days since the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) took over the claims process from BP. GCCF reports 18,900 individual claims were submitted in the first week and payments were authorized to only 1,200 individuals totaling about $6 million in emergency compensation. This equates to a paltry payment of $833.33 per month per individual for the six-month emergency compensation period.

This article briefly addresses: (a) how GCCF limits BP’s liability via the systematic postponement, reduction or denial of claims against BP; (b) how GCCF guarantees BP’s continued long-term operation in the offshore Gulf of Mexico E&P sector; and (c) why GCCF is not necessary to ensure that victims of the BP oil spill are fully compensated for incurred damages.

http://donovanlawgroup.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/the-gulf-coast-claims-facility-limits-bps-liability-and-guarantees-the-oil-companys-continued-operation-in-the-gulf-of-mexico/

Conrad Masterson

Sep. 1, 2010, 3:53 p.m.

Quit whinning.  If ti were your job, you would not do as good.

i posted my story on here , so when im dead , that will be soon, this news paper or company has a record of what happen to me, its sad that they can help another county in a few days but when we loose evrything because of this,i sure hope they dont loose my body like they do all these claims and money.you all have way more then me , i have been going on no money since jan of 2010 , when i started the state training class , when all unemployment ran out. i hear give this news people permishion to use this story about me to show my lose and death of to show what happen to darryl

Darryl. How much do you need to get you by??Don’t do anything dumb, give me your email address and I’ll help you

Try this Lobby your local congressman to sponsor a bill that states no company can demand payment or cut off services for non-payment or foreclose on a business or personal property if said person or business entity has filed a claim and is waiting for approval and payment. This is similar to the maoratorium placed om mortgage companies against foreclosure or demand of payment when the recipient of the loan is called to active military duty.

great idea James Brown. However its an election cycle and the politicians are playing games abotu being elected. They have dismissed a special session several times already until after the election. They dont want to tick off the banks or the utilities who are their big donors before the election.

Darryl. Hang in there man. Alot of us in the same boat. I have missed many meals and had my power shut off. Ive had to scrape by for no reason. Hang in there. Go to your county health department and explain the situation.

BP spent $93 Mil since the spill on marketing and PR. They could have paid about 3720 $25,000 claims with that. It would have covered about 10%+ of the currrent 36,000+ GCCF (Ken Feinberg) claims they are currently reviewing. Make you sick.

I got my claim through GCCF paid today and the 6 mo loi adv payment is what i requested for 15000- thats what i make and proved it, but my check was for 2400. I dont know anybody that can live off of $ 375.00 per month. the letter inside the envelope that was delivered by fed ex said that the payment wouldnot be reconsidered and didnt say if i need to refile next month or not. Just left open ended. I am hoping it is a 1 month payment but i requested a 6 mo adv so who knows.  whats even crazier is i live in alabama, feinburgs protocal was for the closest in proximity,lm not complaining but i bet people in louisianna are !

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I got my claim through GCCF paid today and the 6 mo loi adv payment is what i requested for 15000- thats what i make and proved it, but my check was for 2400. I dont know anybody that can live off of $ 375.00 per month. the letter inside the envelope that was delivered by fed ex said that the payment wouldnot be reconsidered and didnt say if i need to refile next month or not. Just left open ended. I am hoping it is a 1 month payment but i requested a 6 mo adv so who knows.  whats even crazier is i live in alabama, feinburgs protocal was for the closest in proximity,lm not complaining but i bet people in louisianna are !
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Me did the gccf web page say your claim had been aproved or did the envelope just arrive?

The claims evaluators come from this firm. The files are reviewed by an evaluator, then if approved are rechecked one more time and then paid of denied.The question is how large is the staff of evaluators quality assurance personal?

Don’t even waste your time calling the Ohio group as they now say their function is assist new claim filings. Would have like to seen how the customer service group in Ohio was chosen, may bee a political favor!!!!!!!!!!!


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well im just waiting for them to tell me to go f myself,it so bs , i took this state training class to be in this field of oil and building ships, it was my last chance, unemployment ran out in jan 2010, , a 6 month training class to have a real great job so they say, and right at graduation the oil well explodes, ans all the f companys back out, the school say oh well, the state says no more school for 1 to 2 years, they took my truck , they are taking my house, and all im can get is 200 dollars a month for food, thats what i get for all this bull sh t ,  9 months of nothing but talk , and promises, and the jobs are great and bs i ever heard, thats not even half of it , child support dont care about any of it, so i get jail or death, great choice huh, i should say prison, not jail, 5 years of prison ,or death i think i rather have death, but hay who cares huh not bp or our damn government, i wish you all the best better then me.

and bp excuse was that i had to work in the oil and ship build companys for atleast 3 years, or i could not get any money, now whats these people going to tell me, i sent in my certifacate, and my school papers that say it cost 5,000 to take this training class, and the states papers that say i was taking the training class because unemployment ran out and this was my last chance, the courts were waiting for me to grad and have a job, now no job no money and what i get is a paper with my name on it , great for liting a fire , or to hang on the wall of my prison cell for 5 years, i just love the bp government and state school and unemployment office and courts, 9 months of what excuses, and my so called women , thats another story , what woman, im a renter that owes money now, and the house is being taken anyday, my truck is already gone, i have a few cloths and some food, great when i can live in the woods untill the state gives me a free home for 5 years with bubba, or death, gee what do you think i would do.

ok Darryl we get the picture.. 
we are all in the same boat.

I filed for loss of wages and hours for the month of June (before they switched companies) and a week later I got my check but this time when I refiled on Aug. 23rd, they said they had all the paper work they needed plus some and that I should get my check in about a week.  My status on the web site still says “under review” and still no check.  Call the rep people every other day and keep asking questions.  Some are nice and tell me a lot and some are butt faces and say they can not tel me anything.  Just called the rep. people this morning and they told me “The GCCF’s that are reviewing the files are reviewing them in random order.  You could of refiled your claim early or five days later and the person that filed theirs five days later could receive their check before the person that refiled their claim early.”  That’s a little messed up…

Cheer up everyone at least we do have a process to turn to and look at the this way at least we weren’t swimming in the gulf of oil and got covered like the sea creatures did and died from it .

same situation here. i work directly on the beach and have seen my income cut by 75%.  ESIS/BP paid for the loss, not right away, but paid. refiled again on 8/23…no information, nothing.  feinberg is a liar.  he messed up the 9/11 fund as well, which was a mostly DONATED fund, making money for himself and his company.  9/11 victims are still trying to get money from the fund.  it’s outrageous! someone i know filed on 8/29 and got a check 2 days later, but only got a small fraction of what she lost.  it’s totally random.  feinberg is a liar and i hope he rots.  it’s disgusting!

we also have to worry about the dispersant Corexit 9527 being found in the Gulf water.  benzene, xylene, chromium VI (hexavalent).  remember the movie ‘erin brokovich’ ? it was no coincidence the real erin brokovich was at the jimmy buffet gulf concert.

You’re NOT going to believe this!  I was just on a website that telephone-interviewed K. F. yesterday (Times-Picayunne?).
He actually told them: “I have about a DOZEN adjusters looking at these claims; Maybe a DOZEN AND A HALF. !!!
With Jesus Christ as my witness, I READ THIS.
Someone who is better at this computer than me could FIND what I’m talking about- I lost it. Please post it here for all, so we who are losing everything can know how & why. ALL of us need to contact our Attorneys General Today!

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