FORMS & GUIDELINES TO HESI FORMS BELOW
If you were paid by the Neutrals, answer No to Question 1a, No to Question 2 and Yes to Question 3 and print off to the side “Paid by Neutrals”. Do not answer any of the remaining questions. You must include a copy of your settlement documents from them with the Claim Form. Please check the section of the Claim Form that identifies your type of claim and provide the appropriate SWS form and all documentation requested in that section.
If you were an “excluded” category under DHECC, you are eligible to participate in the HESI Settlement. Answer No to Questions 1-5, Answer Yes to Question 6, Ignore Question 7. For Question 8, check Yes, IF you filed a short form joinder and made presentment to the Court during the DHECC settlement and you have the paperwork to prove it. If you do not have these documents, you are not eligible to file a claim. Excluded category claimants do NOT fill out any SWS forms but must include their Federal Income Taxes for 2009-2011, 2009-2011 Profit and Loss Statements if available, copy of Articles of Incorporation or Organization (businesses), copy of Driver’s License, Copy of Business License(s).
If you were denied because you Opted Out of the DHECC Settlement AND you filed a short form joinder and made presentment to the Court during the DHECC settlement and you have the paperwork to prove it, Answer Yes to Question 1a, No to 1b, Yes to 1c and then Yes to Question 8. Do not answer any of the other questions. This paperwork must go into your packet with the Claim Form. Complete any SWS forms required for your claim type.
If you Opted Out of DHECC AND you filed a short form joinder and made presentment to the Court during the DHECC settlement and you have the paperwork to prove it, Answer No to Questions 1-3, Yes, to Question 4 and Yes to Question 8. Do not answer any of the other questions. This paperwork must go into your packet with the Claim Form. Complete any SWS forms required for your claim type.
If you are a person that sustained personal property damage in excess of $500 as a result of the oil spill, but your claim “type” wasn’t recognized under the DECC Claim Types, Answer No to Questions 1-6, Answer Yes to Questions 7 and 8 IF you filed a short form joinder and made presentment to the Court during the DHECC settlement and you have the paperwork to prove it. This must be included with your Claim Form. You will also need to complete an SWS1.
If you have a valid and payable DHECC claim, the only FORM needed for representation engagement is the STATEMENT OF CLIENTS RIGHTS FORM.
If you received payment under GCCF and signed a release, you are NOT eligible to participate – do NOT complete a claim form.
If you were denied under DHECC for any reason other than a valid Opt-Out, you are NOT eligible to participate – do NOT complete a claim form.
If you withdrew your claim due to a Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) Notice, you are NOT eligible to participate.
- SWS-1 (Personal Property Damage Claimant Sworn Written Statement)
- SWS-2 (Seafood Crew Compensation Plan Claimant Sworn Written Statement)
- SWS-3 (Charterboat Operator/Crew Claimant Sworn Written Statement)
- SWS-4 (Oyster Leaseholder Claimant Sworn Written Statement)
- SWS-5 (Individual Fishing Quota Claimant other thanSworn Written Statement)
- SWS-6 (Vessel Boat Captain Status Claimant Sworn Written Statement)
- SWS-7 (Vessel Ownership-Lease Status Claimant Sworn Written Statement)
- SWS-8 (Loss of Subsistence Claimant Sworn Written Statement)
- SWS-9 (Vessel Physical Damage Claimant Sworn Written Statement)
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The HESI settlement is the final settlement for the BP oil spill in 2010. This settlement is for fisherman, and for individuals that worked on the water, as well as banks, insurance companies, and all other industries excluded from the BP Deep Horizon and other BP settlements. Please read the following information explaining the HESI settlement.
Lawyers fees capped at 25% like DHECC claims
They are using a Neutrals Model – the Allocation Neutral in this instance is Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson Jr.The judge said he doesn’t expect many claim forms as the vast majority of Claimants had to have been awarded damages under DHECC to be eligible for punitive damages under HESI/TO.
If they didn’t file and get some kind of award under DHECC, they are not eligible to file a claim under this settlement unless they were one of the excluded categories under DHECC (e.g., insurance, real estate development, gaming, banks, defense, gas and oil but ONLY if they have oiled property or are a commercial fisherman) or they properly exercised their rights to Opt Out. Also, the Court record showed that each “frivolous” claim filed (by ineligible Claimants) does nothing but drive up administrative costs and reduces the overall pool of funds for the eligible claimants. This was highly discouraged in both documents.
One additional fisherman has also been added to this class that were not previously allowed in DHECC –
2 classes – New – $902M (punitive damages under Maritime Law for oiled real or personal property and the following categories of claims from the DHECC settlement- Coastal Real Prop, Wetlands Real Prop, Vessel Physical Damage, Seafood Comp (all types), Subsistence, Charterboat Operator BEL, Charterboat Crew IEL ) and Old – (other DHECC claims for specified BEL claims ONLY)
!!!Deadline for claims is Dec 15, 2016!!!
HESI claims will not be touched until after DHECC is closed out – no advance or interim payments are allowed
If denied under DHECC – will not be included in HESI
If early pay out and signed release and covenant not to sue – will not be included in HESI
If Opt Out and signed signed a release and covenant not to sue (Quick Pay) – they will not be included in HESI
No bodily injury or BP shareholder claims are allowed in HESI
They will not issue Notices for Incompleteness – whats in the DHECC file now is all that will be included
They will issue a determination letter (not an Eligibility Notice) and then straight to appeal if Claimant rejects offer
No claimant will receive more than $150K
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As I thought, the Trump numbers would be much better then we had been told by the media. Does this remind anyone of flow rates on the bottom of the Gulf.
Donald Trump Leads Hilary Clinton by almost 3-1 in The BPClaims.org poll.
Just Under 10,000 people received an email almost 700 responded. Those are fantastic results.
It covers a wide spectrum of ethnicity and incomes, it was a solid sample set.
But the numbers we hear are much different, and they definitely remind me of an Oil Spill when Barak Obama was our President, and Hillary Clinton voted for the Gulf of Mexico Energy Bill “after the bill passed,” BP obtained the fateful permit to drill that resulted in the deadly and costly tragedy.
I JUST think we all need to remember that right now.
That all being said, God Bless, and Be Well.
From Bill Bohack and Company
BPClaims.org Presidential Poll
By Us for You, because somebody had to.
Since we decided along time ago, basically day 1, this was not just going to be about the money for us, we decided it was time to tackle some other issues.
This is just the beginning.
So it was time to go in some new directions, and what could be more timely then these Presidential Elections.
Lets face it Obama did not do a stellar job of how he handled the oil spill, and many people still blame Hillary for a number of fatal flaws whether National or International in scope. With Wikileaks getting drowned out by locker room talk, we really need to reevaluate a few things.
But the Biggest Issue I have seen and heard about from others is the lack of impartiality from the Media outlets. We live in a FREE country, but that comes with consequences, and when big companies feel threatened, they put their advertising dollars in action, and support the news outlets that support their candidates.
For instance CNN has been nicknamed the Clinton News Network.
Is this really the America we want, and would campaign caps really help.
Now I am not saying I am pro Trump, but I am pro fairness, and after what I have seen with the outcomes for many regarding the BP Oil Spill, things need to be fixed, but that`s for another Blog.
I thought that we had a pretty good sample set as the victims of the oil spill has everyone from clean up workers to business owners, and those in between.
With all of the Media Bias, we figured it was best if we came out with our own.
We will publish the results as they come in,
This election has identified the brutal agendas some Candidates and Corporations have collaborated in to pushing their profit margins, ahead of you the American people.
Make your voice heard, please click the below link.
To find out the Current Numbers click Below.
God Bless America.
If you are experiencing Incomplete Notices regarding your BP Claims, don`t worry. Traditionally there are a multiple ways to cure them. If you have a business claim it can be quite intricate, Individual claims are usually more cut and dry.
Incomplete notices for Business claims can be greatly impacted by rule 495. If answered incorrectly 495 can tank a business claim.
We have members of our network that specialize in curing BP Business Claims, it`s all they do.
Since the deadline to file BP Claims, there are no second shots, it`s vital to take Deep Water Notices seriously, and to answer them on time.
We are seeing that many of the largest BP Business Claims have been saved to the end. Two Thirds of the Business Economic Claims have been paid or denied, while the larger and more complex claims are now being processed.
One of the members of our Network has over 15 offices throughout the affected area, and is with out a doubt the preeminent BP Business Claims Experts. We have even helped one of the best Sarasota Small Private Schools.
I have personally seen calculations for multi facility locations that were calculated by them off by less then $100.00, and the eligibility notice was over 4 million dollars.
If you feel you could use their assistance, whether your business claim that is large or small, please fill out the form to the right.
It is very important to fill out the form as it allows us to shoot it to the best member of our Network that best suits your needs.
If you are getting hit with incomplete notices, take them seriously, if you are asking for extensions they are not as easy to obtain, it seems that the patience and understanding of DHECC is coming to an understanding end in some cases.
If you need help we will see what members of our Network can do for you based upon your specific needs. Just call 1-800-BP-CLAIM or 1-800-272-5246.
It is even more helpful if you can fill out the form to the right so your information can be sent directly to the participating partner best suited for you.
Haliburton or HESI Claims are coming soon,
We will be devoting a full page or 2 that outlines the new program and gives you an overview of who is viable, and what to do, or what not to do in many cases.
We are also hearing from many people who are seriously sick and frustrated with the BP Medical Settlement. The number of people that we have been talking with, have different types of cancer, many of these cancers are not at all common and has greatly increased, and I think it will for some time. If you have a Medical Claim you can reach them directly at 1-877-545-5111.
As the BP Claims continue to settle we are seeing many attorneys and others involved begin to squabble or settle amicably over payments owed between the parties. Many attorneys and others involved in the BP Settlement deferred payments to each other until the claims were paid.
A certain Attorney based out of Venice, Florida, not only fired many of her clients, but cut a side deal with another law firm to still get paid from claimants she had released, now that`s shady.
For us We always put people before profits, the job is nearing an end for many economically, but environmentally I think we have just begun to see the true ramifications.
We lo0k forward to hearing from you, please don`t hesitate to email Bill@BPClaims.org.
People are Selling their Claims. If you have a BP Claim and you want to sell it there are buyers..
Institutional BP Claims buyers are Specializing claims over 3m, claim purchases of 50m-100m are not uncommon.
The Claimant traditionally gets 25% upfront and varied portions when the claims close, it is done on case by case basis.
If you have a BP Business Claim that exceeds 3 Million Dollars and have an interest in the above mentioned program please call 941-228-1605 and ask for John Mueller.
There are several other BP Claims programs out there, where the institutions are buying blocks of claims directly from the Attorneys or processors, we hear of bits and pieces of these programs, but are not as familiar with the one we first described.
The buying and selling of mass tort claims is nothing new, it`s more like of just another piece of the process. At this point in time the BP Claims Process has now gained credibility, and with that the attention of hedge fund managers and the like.
In the end, the decisions are yours, may you make the best of them.
We would like to say Thank You to a certain benefactor for all of the Sarasota sports equipment given to the kids.
We Can Help You and this is How
We have had many calls requesting that we assist them in checking their bp claims status. Many of you have had issues trying to reach DeepWater or their Attorneys or Processors directly.
Please understand that we are unable to check claim status unless you are a client of one of the Attorneys or Processors we work with.
By no means are we soliciting other Firms Clients, but the fact is people need to know they have options.
If you are interested in signing up with one of our network attorneys, please download the engagement documents and the AR1 below, complete and sign and return to us by email to email@example.com or fax them to 941-951-6738.
If at anytime you wish to disengage with members of our Network you can, with no financial obligation.
After you download them, you should have three documents. You will find them at the bottom of this post.
1. Retainer Agreement
2. Statement of Client’s Rights
3. AR1 or Change of Representation Form from the Deepwater Settlement Program. When you complete the AR1, please complete Sections A, B and E if you want to change from your current attorney, and Sections A, D and E if you are currently representing yourself and you want to be represented by our attorney.
If you feel you need to change your Representation you can with the AR1 Form.
While you have completed and submitted these to us, please remember that this does NOT create an attorney-client relationship until the attorney reviews and signs these documents.
Fees As Low as 10%
Please note that this is a sliding scale contract. What this means is the % of your recovery, if any, will depend on the amount of work that needs to be done.
The fee % charge could be as low as 10%; if you still have work that needs to be done or notices that must be responded to, the fee % charge could be as high as 20%.
There is no way for us to know until you are signed up, and we can actually view your documents in the DHECC portal.
Even if you have received an FWA or HUB Investigation Notice, we can still take your claim. If you know you have provided honest and complete documentation to the Claims Administrator, then members of our Network are open to taking your case.
Our Network Attorneys and seasoned accountants, claims managers, and support staff can help shepherd your claim to the end.
We’ve been in this since the beginning, and we’ve had great success at getting people paid, because we know what the Claims Administrator requires when responding to Notices or other inquiries.
If you are tired of not having answers to your questions, this is your chance to have a responsive Team on your side.
We do what it takes to keep communication open with Clients and Reviewers, our team works extremely well together to fight for our clients rights.
Please note we are not handling medical claims.
BP Claims Forms To Download Below
Please Note: We are not the Deep Water Horizon Settlement
The number for them is 1-866-992-6174 for the economic settlement.
For the Medical Settlement the number is 1-877-545-5111
If You want to read about us, and our thoughts, please read below, we are not attorneys but do process claims through a network of processors, that are getting results.
If you are an Attorney/ Processor/Claimant we have a silver bullet, one of the members of our network has distinguished themselves above all others with practically Dead On Calculations that the claims analysts at The Deep Water Horizon Settlement seem to respect and agree with.
Please understand this group specializes in business claims only in excess of 100k usually.
They also handle appeals.
As many of you know we have been in search of a Silver Bullet for some time. Well we found it, there is no guess work anymore.
It is my opinion, it is owed to the claimants that they remain the top priority, not just a potential revenue stream for someone’s bottom line.
When BP stopped paying claims due to the Court ordered Stay, the lack of reliable and consistent revenue stream caused many processors and Attorneys to scale down their Deepwater Horizon claims operations and to terminate employees.
The real tragedy was that some of those entities had to close their businesses or to continue with inefficient operations.
The Court ordered Stay lasted for a period of 8 months – 8 months of little to no income for the claims processing entities and 8 months of continued economic distress for the claimants.
The Stay caused claimants extreme dissatisfaction and anger and proved to be devastating to many Business Economic Loss claimants. It also caused many groups processing claims to go out of Business
Our own operation took a serious hit when BP stopped paying claims, but we never gave up and due to the nature of how we structured our network, we were blessed that one member started seeing our largest claims get settled first.
The first claim was over 4.5 million dollars.
This particular processor has had over 40 claims paid to our clients since they began paying again, and their calculations have been almost dead on. This particular processor has a system in place that works. Not only do they have CPA’s and analysts who thoroughly understand the claim calculations and methodology established by the Deepwater Horizon Settlement and the appeals that followed, they go one step further and direct each and every claimant to obtain an attorney to represent them with any and all legal issues/questions and appeals.
I recently met one of the attorneys who works with this processor’s claimants, and can state that she has extensive experience in every phase of the BP litigation and she has the talent to represent and assist claimants at every phase (from claim registration to post appeal issues) of the claims process.
You can move your claim
This is not meant to solicit claims away from other Attorneys or Processors, but people need to know they are not stuck with organizations that have a high level of ineptitude and a small to nonexistent success rate. The form is called an AR1 form, it`s one form and can be found here. AR1 Form
If you have a claim that you have tried to do yourself, but want to put it in experienced hands, the processor described above is actually the BEST in our Network at complex business claims.
If your claim is already in the system and it is reasonably put together you may be charged as little as 10 Percent of the value of the claim.
If you are an Attorney or a Processor and would like to move over your portfolio or part of your portfolio of claims they will negotiate a fair number for the work involved. They can also assist you with the processing.
If you are an Attorney/Processor/CPA Firm and need help. they can help you.
It`s time to get People Paid and there is no room for mistakes.
As I write this we have seen some of our largest claims processed and paid in the last month. Most of these claims are over a million dollars, others in the high 6 digit range. We have also seen the devastating affect that rule 495 can have on claims, and how some rulings can be successfully appealed while others can not.
BP has just settled with the states, local and Federal government.
Claims that are currently in the Deep Water Horizon Settlement system, will have one FINAL opportunity to be paid.
There is no room for error, but as we have begun taking over claims from other Processors/Attorneys/Claimants who started doing this years ago, it is easy to see why so many of you have not been paid.
The financials that many uploaded are atrocious. Many just downloaded reams of financials thinking that would be sufficient or that they would get claims paid by just overwhelming the Deep Water Horizon Settlement with voluminous amounts of paperwork, thinking that they would let them sift through the documents so they could do the calculations.
Others just kept supplying the same paperwork and expected different answers when tasked with an incomplete notices.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS THERE IS NO ROOM FOR MISTAKES.
And far too many of you were making huge mistakes when you put these claims together, many in the beginning just did not understand what the settlement asked for. These claims are typically 2 years or older.
This is not the time to throw stuff against the wall and see what sticks, nor was it ever, but it is what too many did in the beginning.
If your claim has NOT seen notices or questions coming from the Deep Water Horizon Settlement and you have not heard from your Attorney or Processor, you need to take matters into your own hands and check your status yourself. Go to CHECK MY STATUS you will need your claimant id number and the last 4 of your social security number.
We look forward to working with You, your Attorneys or Processors, and getting you what you deserve from BP.
We have a program in place that allows us to assist others in this business to get their clients claims paid, it`s fair, it`s flexible, and it helps you get your clients paid.
For us this was always about putting the victims first and creating a network of professionals to assist you.
We are proud to say that a certain member of our Network has distinguished themselves in our opinion as the BEST in The BP Business Claims Business, and the good news is they want to work for you and with you, and still can, but only if you let them.
We are also proud to announce that Dick Angelotti the former President of Bank of Boston, and Northern Trust, will be also picking up the phone personally to help you with complex business matters.
Call Us at 1-800-BP-CLAIM or 1-800-272-5246