Call for transparency in Gulf Coast claims process

By: News Email
By: News Email

The Justice Department says the administrator of the fund for victims of the BP oil spill needs to be more open about how money is being dispersed.

Associate Attorney General, Thomas Perrelli sent a letter to Ken Feinberg, the head of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, saying transparency is needed so victims can see they're being treated fairly.

In the letter sent Friday, Perrelli expressed concerns about the pace of the pay-out process as the fund begins to pay interim and final claims.

Feinberg says he's already dispersed about two billion dollars out of the 20 billion dollar fund.


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  • by KR Location: Gulf Coast on Nov 22, 2010 at 08:00 PM
    They are rotten....the Governor of Fl signed an order months ago for many counties that if the property value of your home decreased AFTER the oil spill, that the amount of the decrease would be paid to the homeowners, and you have to submit your property value with your application for compensation.......we did all the paper work and sent in everything, then waited for a couple of months......they denied due to " no actual damage to the property"....well if the governor signed an order for people in several counties to be compensated for decreased value affected by the spill, how conniving of them to do that....even with an order by the Governor of Fl..... Maybe that's why the office is in Ohio....so they can deny,deny,deny......making good on their word......yeah, right.........
  • by Beverly Location: Iberville on Nov 21, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    I am commenting regarding medical claims made. GCCF is grouping all medical claims in a specific catergory and denying them all. If you have medical personnel traving into those regions to deliver healthcare and suppiles why wouldnt we as home health nurses not be allowed to make a claim? When we were not allowed to go into the region and continue services and provide new services, didnt we lose an income? It's the same principle under which limos services were paid and anyone else making a claim. I checked for each state medical claims were denie every time, with exception of one paid out in Florida. We as nurses and other healthcare providers need to go down and speak with Mr. Ken and let him know what services we provided and prove that income was interrupted and decreased. It wouldnt be in our best interest to get an attorney because they usually get as much money as you does. Please let me hear from you all. Lets go march for our rights too !
  • by Don Location: Panama City Beach on Nov 21, 2010 at 09:15 PM
    I think the process is all one sided. I was working for a contractor for BP cleaning the oil off the beaches this summer, I filed a claim and was denied due to working for a contractor for BP. I worked hard all summer and was promised in writing a job for 24 months and was layed off with out warning on September 19 I see all the gold nugget workers and wait staff getting checks for way more than what they should be getting and the people that cleaned there mess get nothing and qualify for no programs. May be you should do a story about this it is news worthy
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