Category Archives: Understanding GCCF
Denied BP Claims are still on the Rise
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility has shown no mercy for incomplete BP Claims. Many of the claims are not incomplete but simply mislabeled.
This has led many to believe that the GCCF is intentionally misleading people and business’ filing claims. The fact is the GCCF has told attorneys that they can file claims that are not complete. Though a few offers have been made, many are still facing deficiency and denial issues. This is an overt act on the GCCF`s part to confuse an already difficult process. Make sure when you are asked for BP Claims documents that you furnish all of the ones the attorneys or BP Claims adjusters ask for.
BP Claims Audit on Track
Perhaps the biggest news is about the audit. The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to move forward with the GCCF audit. The proposal was spearheaded by Marco Rubio and Roger Wicker and was passed as an amendment to a package of spending bills. It should be noted that Jo Bonner and Jim Hood have been tackling this issue for some time. This would insure a review of the process that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility uses to evaluate and pay out claims of economic damage resulting from the oil spill. Hopefully this will get to the bottom of something that should have had more government oversight for some time.
Moratorium BP Claims back on the Table?
Ken Feinberg is making statements that he wants BP to pay for the workers and businesses affected by the moratorium. This is an expected move from Feinberg. As he comes under fire from other areas, he usually tries to offset the scrutiny by doing something positive. He said he needs BP`s permission to do this. It would bode well for him if he could get their cooperation on this issue. The only reason drilling was shut down was because of BP`s shortcuts. Giving people back what the moratorium stole from the people and businesses would only be fair. Moratorium Claims should be paid.
The Seafood Industry and BP Claims
Lets face the truth here, the news it not good on most fronts. The FDA admits the majority of Shrimp show signs of contamination, and the catches of shrimp are down dramatically. Crab catches are down 30-40%. There seems to be signs of some brown matter in most of them, visible since their shells are transparent in the young. For this and other reasons, scientists on the front lines with one of the largest crab wholesalers say it will take 7 years for the crabs to rebound. To top it off pregnant women and children are being advised not to eat Gulf Shrimp. By the way the PAH`s in the Gulf Shrimp bio-accumulate and move up the food chain as they are eaten by predators. In the end we are at the top of that food chain. Feinberg promised to help Shrimpers Claims after getting grilled on Capitol Hill.
BP Claims Help
We have created The BP Claims Dream Team that consists of Claims Adjusters and BP Claims Counselors and Oil Spill Attorneys. It is our intent to get you connected to the groups that will best handle your claim and get you paid as quickly as possible. Certain types of claims are best served by certain Team members. We have seen many claims that are under 50k paid within 3 weeks. We have Team members that specialize in these types of claims, but you do need all of your documentation, including tax records, w-2`s and so on. Team members will organize and calculate your claims with no upfront cost to you. Fees start at just 15% and only get paid when you get paid. Team members can help you with denied claims or claims that are stalled at the GCCF.
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BP Claims and Shrimpers Claims
Breaking news has been released that 53% of the gulf shrimp that were tested contained PAH’s (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). There has been consumption warnings issued, and shrimping continues to be affected drastically. We are just beginning to realize how much the environment has been impacted since the oil spill and you can be sure we will continue to hear even more devastating news. Ken Feinberg has been reprimanded by Capitol Hill for the way has chosen to handle the BP Claims process. He inferred the shrimpers would get some much needed relief.
With BP Claims deadlines approaching and BP claims offices closing, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has prolonged a state of disarray in the BP Claims process. Thousands of people are stuck in the delay or deny tactic the GCCF has decided to continue on those directly affected by the Oil Spill.
What we found out about the BP Claims process.
The GCCF has made the claims process almost unbearable for those who suffered loss from the oil spill. We have acquired a much better understanding of what is going on inside the GCCF and how the claims process is working behind the closed doors of the GCCF. This has given us a much better understanding of what exactly the GCCF is looking for when processing your claim.
Breaking News: BP Claims Updates.
BP and the GCCF are trying to skate around BP Claims Consultants and have a more direct exchange with individuals filing claims on their own. In doing this the GCCF is aiming to interact only with individuals themselves on their settlement offers and decisions in hopes that the individuals will take low ball offers because of their lack of knowledge and advice from a professional. Can you blame them? Claimants must sign and agree that a BP Claims Consultant be made aware of any new information or decisions being made. This does not include Attorney’s at this time. If you would like to have your claims consultant included in your decision of settlement be sure to send the signed document stating that all information on your claim should also be sent to your BP Claims Adjuster. Do not take a low ball offer without seeking advice from a professional.
Here is how it reads:
Notices and Payments. The GCCF no longer will send letters on claims determinations
or payments to a Claims Preparer. Instead, the GCCF will send all letters and payments
directly to the claimant. If a claimant has submitted to the GCCF a document signed by
the claimant authorizing a Claims Preparer to receive information on the claimant’s
claim, the GCCF will send a copy of each letter to that Claims Preparer.
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BP Claims and your Business
BP Claims for Businesses have had an uncertain path as they navigate the waters of the GCCF. Most BP Business claims have had great difficulty receiving proper compensation through the GCCF and the BP Claims process. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility has paid smaller claims with some ease lately, but substantive business claims have had a much more difficult time receiving the compensation they deserve. With greater frequency we are seeing business owners come through our site that have been made a 25k offer, even though they can prove that their BP Claims are much higher. We have yet to see one BP Business Claim that received the 25k offer not at least doubled. Most often the offer is raised between a multiple of 3-7.
BP Claims get stalled at the GCCF
Many BP Claims are stalled at the GCCF, there is a number of reasons these claims get stalled. First and foremost we know that claims get mislabeled at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. This will result in letters of deficiency or a BP Denied Claim. Claimants are often bewildered when they are asked for paperwork that they know they have already sent in. Oil Spill Claims are also held up at the GCCF because they were prepared improperly. Just because you own the business or your bookkeeper or accountant has prepared your claim, most often then not they have left out critical factors of properly calculating your losses and accounting for the proper trending. Worst of all there are persistent accusations of the GCCF telling their staff to slow things down as they are processing claims in order for them to keep their jobs.
BP Claims Solutions for Businesses
At BPClaims.org we have organized the BP Claims Dream Team. We have several different Law Firms for you to speak with regarding your BP Claims, We have several different Claims Adjusting and Consulting Firms for you to speak with. It is our goal to match your claim and your considerations with the company that will best suit your needs. There are a lot of factors to consider during this process. This formula has been highly successful, we are seeing people who came through our website get paid at a record rate. We only have members on our Team that are at the apex of their field. They all have the ability to run shotgun on your claims and pressure the GCCF when appropriate. All BP Claims Team members work on a contingency fee, they don`t get paid until you do. They will help you organize and maximize your claims starting at 15% -33.3%. We will help you with your BP Claims.
BP Settlement: Insider says BP about to pay 30 Billion to settle BP Claims
BP Settlement Claims News: A BP insider reported to Reuters that BP may want to settle many its BP claims after the February trial date. The trial would solidify who was at fault for the Macondo well blow out. A recent report that was finished this week, put the blame squarely on BP`s shoulders. Halliburton and Transocean did share some of the responsibility, but due to the lack of oversight, cutting corners, and not releasing all the information to it`s partners, BP was ultimately responsible for the Gulf Disaster. report
My sources that are very involved with the litigation and the BP Claims process think that BP will make a large push to settle out as many claims as possible, before the February trial date. We are seeing BP Claims get paid at a record rate. By both Adjusters and Attorneys.
Your Claims value may have jumped exponentially
For Example: A Claim that was 7k may be worth 25k, this is because certain thresholds in the mass settlement will have to be reached. BP Claims that were 100k could conceivably go up to 300k or more. The exact formula has not yet been revealed, but sources close to the litigation, including an Attorney that we have been forwarding many of your claims to, has already uploaded all of their cases to the GCCF. Why is this happening, Punitive Damages, people and businesses that were directly affected by the Oil Spill are able to receive extra money for their losses, and this scares the heck out of BP. Hence BP is getting ready to settle now.
Why will BP try to settle its BP Claims before the February trial date.
There are multiple answers to this question.
1. The BP Claims process is about to be audited by Eric Holder at the urging of Jim Hood. In my opinion this will uncover what many of us already know. The GCCF under Feinberg was slow to pay and it preyed upon desperate people by not coming through with BP Claims interim payments in a timely manner, instead denying valid BP Claims, or giving already desperate people and Business`s Quick Pays.
In my opinion Quick Pays, having BP Claims Under review, denying valid BP Claims, where tactics that have been used as extortion to those hoping to get paid in a timely manner. I further think that though there are a lot of good people that work at the GCCF, that the top brass at the GCCF wanted to slow things down, and in fact did so. This will be revealed by the Audit, that is forthcoming and BP and the GCCF will be held accountable. Hence it pays for them to settle now before the full picture develops.
2. BP will want jurors to believe that they have indeed tried to make things right in the Gulf before the February trial date. A massive payout to claimants before the trial starts will boost the GCCF statistics and good will. The GCCF loves to point out positive statistics, the fact still remains that most of those that have been paid out have been paid out under the Quick Pay system.
3. BP needs some positive PR. The longer the events from the OIl Spill drags out, the more BP`s reputation and business practices get tarnished. If they decide to drag this out as more news comes to light surrounding how the oil spill was caused, and how people that people that were affected were largely ignored, by BP and the GCCF, it is my opinion that this could spur multiple lawsuits, mind you I am not a lawyer.
4. Mitigation, Mitigation, Mitigation, there is no good news lately for BP and they need to cut their losses, the best way for them to do so is to make some realistic offers and to get people to accept final settlements so people don`t go and sue them down the road. BP Claims punitive damages for those directly affected by the oil spill are now applicable. The forthcoming news for BP and the BP claims process is not going to be any good for BP and Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
Getting Help With your BP Claims
We have been covering the Oil Spill since it began in April, our first site was dedicated to getting people to Catholic Charities, that morphed into helping cleanup workers that were getting sick, which eventually evolved into helping people through the BP Claims process. In order to help people and business get through the BP Claims process we developed the BP Claims Dream Team. They are the best Law firms and BP Claims Adjuster firms in the country. They cover a myriad of oil spill related instances from sick and injured clean up workers to Business that had 8 figure losses. We are dedicated to you getting the help you deserve. BP Claims and Case management is done on a contingency basis, by all members of the BP Claims Dream Team. They don`t get paid until you do, and management of your case or claim starts at 15%. The Team members are getting BP Claims paid at a record pace, I expect this to go on for the next few months, but if you want to take advantage of this current trend, it is a good time to get your BP Claims paid. Please fill out the information to the right and we will begin the process.
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Article: BP Claims may settle out for 30 Billion Quickly
Author: BP Claims
GCCF may reduce payment Formula
Ken Feinberg mentioned reducing his two-time formula in November on Tuesday. Some multipliers have been as much as a seven times 2010 damages. Citing a return to normalcy, as tourists are coming back, and things are improving in general, the GCCF may have to restructure the formulas it has been using for Oil Spill Claims. In November the GCCF will review and possibly revise the guidelines it uses for GCCF claims. He will be taking into account the input from environmental and economic experts regarding the effects of the Oil Spill.
GCCF Is paying Oil Spill Claims
What we are seeing now is that GCCF claims that have come through our site are getting paid, and that often the GCCF formulas don`t necessarily apply if your claim is explained to them by seasoned Oil Spill Claims Expert. We have seen an uptick in Oil Spill Claims getting paid, many of them within 45 days of being filed, or being refiled. The advent of BP Claims professionals who truly understand the Oil Spill Claims process has a lot to do with this. These Oil Spill Claims Experts understand the Claims process, they know what you need to bolster your claim, and they know how to explain it to the GCCF. Many have formed relationships with the people at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
So what do you do if you have a GCCF claim and it hasn`t been filed yet, or it is still sitting at the Claims Facility. If you have tried handling it yourself and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility does not seem to be cooperating, find a professional, if you think you can handle it yourself, by all means do. People in the hospitality industry specifically waiters and waitresses have seen some success here. If you have a business claim, and you want to maximize what you are owed, fill out the form to the right. Business claims are best handled by professionals, that can explain your claim. BP Claims professionals receive from 15% to 33.3% if you need the help of an Attorney. They don`t get paid until you do. We are here to help you navigate the waters of the GCCF.
GCCF Claims that went though our site are getting Paid
We are seeing a strong trend of GCCF Claims that have come through our site getting paid. We are happy to announce that the majority of all the claimants that have come to our site, are getting their claims paid, or their claims are at the GCCF. Why, because the groups that are processing the claims have experience putting Oil Spill Claims together.
Get what you deserve from the GCCF
We have put together an Incredible Claims Team that consists of former BP Claims Catastrophic Adjusters, Accountants, and BP Claims Attorneys. They have experience of getting your BP Claims paid, they are Oil Spill Claims Experts. They can Help you with Denied Claims, Claims that are stalled at the GCCF, and of course they can help you file a new claim with the Gulf Coast Claims facility. We can Help You Get what you deserve from the BP Claims Fund.
Has the GCCF made you an offer that you think is to low, it happens all the time. We can help you get what you actually deserve from the GCCF, different types of claims, have different calculations that are needed to substantiate your claims. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility is prone to making low ball offers, we can check out the offer, and tell you if you deserve more. All of the interim claims that I have seen come through are accompanied by a BP Claims final offer, you do not have to take the final offer, and personally I would not.
BP Claims making the News
I have been writing for about a month now about BP Claims and the ensuing battle for transparency with the GCCF and Ken Feinberg. BP Claims Lawyers have asked Judge Barbier to appoint a Special Master to the 20 Billion Dollars Oil Spill Claims Fund. Attorney Generals from the Gulf States have asked Judge Barbier to look at complaints that the GCCF is intentionally Delaying, and Denying BP Claims in order to pressure oil spill victims into taking BP Quick Pays. Attorneys for the Plaintiff`s also charge that the GCCF is not in compliance with the Oil Pollution Act, and that all the Quick Pays deserve a second shot at the BP Claims Fund.
Today GCCF Lawyers Defend their Handling of BP Claims
The Attorney for Ken Feinberg, David Pitofsky said in court filings that the BP Claims Funds accomplishments show that there is no need for court oversight. He went on to say that they are overseen by several committees in Congress and the Coast Guard. When asked about the BP Claims Quick Pays he said that “It can be a perfectly rational decision to accept an assured short-term payment over a possibly larger, but postponed long-term payment. He also said that “claimants are drawn by the immediate cash for their BP Claims.”
GCCF Tactics regarding BP Claims
The GCCF is utilizing a Delay, Deny, Defend tactic when it comes to paying your BP Claims. The GCCF is ever changing what they are asking people for regarding documentation, and the BP Claims process is ever shifting and becoming more forensic. People are receiving unsolicited offers from the GCCF mostly in the form of Quick Pays. Many of the Quick Pays that are being offered by the GCCF are far lower then what BP actually owes people and business`s affected by the BP Oil Spill.
What to do about Your BP Claims
Quite simply put them in the hands of a BP Claims Expert, whether you use one of our BP Claims Team members, or find your own. BP Claims Team members are getting oil spill claims paid. We have been working with many of them since the beginning of the spill, and they are doing a fine job getting people paid. We have added some new members that are filling niche`s as new developments in the BP Claims process need to be addressed. BP Claims Team members can look into your claim while it is at the GCCF, and figure out why it is being delayed, cure any deficiencies, and explain your claim to GCCF staff in order to substantiate your claims. BP Claims members can help if your claim was denied, and of course they can help you if you are filing a BP Claim for the first time. All Team members work on a contingency basis, and their fees start at 15%.
Best of Luck with your BP Claims.
This week GCCF Claims got Paid
One of the Claims Professionals we work with received 14 offers on Friday alone, why, because they are very good at organizing and maximizing GCCF claims, or going into your claim while it is at the GCCF recalculating the claim and curing any deficiencies. They have a reputation at the GCCF for being spot on when it comes to their calculations, and not leaving any money on the table. There are true BP Claims professionals who know how to deal with the GCCF, and you can find them here.
GCCF Claims Professionals
There are organizations that have a handle on the BP Claims process, there are law firms, accounting groups, and claims adjusters that have all had success with the GCCF. Some are better with smaller individual claims, while others handle more complex business and personal claims. Sometimes your BP Claims are better off in the hands of an Attorney because of causation issues, and a myriad of other challenges the GCCF may bring up. There is a lot to be said about placing your claim with the right group from the beginning, that truly understands the GCCF and the process.
GCCF and BP Claims Preparation
The GCCF and BP Claims process has been difficult for many people, and many professionals to get a grasp on. The fact is the GCCF methodology, and the trending incorporated within in change on a regular basis. People and business`s are getting oil spill claims paid by the GCCF. Many claims are being held up, because they lack proper documentation, or have been improperly filed either by the GCCF, or by oil spill claimants. It is vital when preparing your GCCF claim that you give them exactly what they ask for, nothing more and nothing less, as it leads to confusion, and allows more room for error. If your BP Claims are not being paid in a timely fashion, and most are not, demand answers from the GCCF. If your BP Claim seems like it should be more, and the GCCF is not explaining it to your satisfaction, put it in the hands of a GCCF professional.
The GCCF is Being Sued for BP Claims Delay
The Florida Lawsuit claims that BP Claims are not being paid in a timely fashion in an effort to starve the claimants so that they will accept just a miniscule amount of what they are actually owed.The Attorney points out something we have said for months on this blog that BP is using a Delay, Deny, Defend Strategy.
Feinberg has been under heavy fire from Plaintiffs Attorneys as well as the Attorney Generals from the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. The fact remains that only a fraction of Interim Claims have been paid, and these were the initial solution that would give time for people and business`s to evaluate the devastating effects fro the BP Oil Spill. Instead of helping people put their Interim Claims together they came up with the BP Claims Quick Pay, which for all intensive purposes, was used as a mechanism to give starving claimants a fraction of what was owed, while they signed off their rights to sue BP.
Lets Look at what officials have BP Claims Issues
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said the GCCF payments “do not amount to much” and Alabama residents have been “reduced to begging for handouts from an organization … whose primary missions seems to be turning them down.”
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed a request that Barbier intervene in the GCCF process.
The Gulf States of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana have all criticized Feinberg and the GCCF, on how they have handled your BP Claims.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell wrote a memo criticizing Feinberg and said he was not complying with the Oil Pollution Act known as OPA.
Now there is an Audit underway led by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Recent GCCF and BP Claims Developments
Recently several groups that receive your information from the Review Form on the right have met with Mr. Feinberg and other officials at the GCCF. The GCCF and Mr Feinberg has made them a lot of promises as they went over your BP Claims. Over the course of the next few days one of the leading Attorneys that has literally thousands of BP Claims many of them coming from this site, will be sitting down trying to settle as many BP Claims as they can. It is my hope that they have great success and settle as many BP Claims as possible and people actually get their BP Claims paid.
I have met with Mike Rosen myself, he is Ken Feinberg`s law partner, we had a nice, very informative conversation, that was over 6 months ago. I walked away thinking that these guys care and really want to help people. The fact remains the BP Claims process would not have all of the above mentioned critics including me if it was working properly.
As my Grandfather always said, Actions speak louder then Words.
Now a little word of advice to the GCCF stop talking, and just pay people`s BP Claims
BP Claims and Our BP Claims Dream Team
The BP Claims process has best been understood by people that have studied the process, and are aware of what the proper calculations are to elicit a positive response from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. The methodology behind how the GCCF calculates your BP Claims has been hard to understand for many, and it is tilted in their favor. When oil spill claims calculations have been done by members of our Dream Team, BP Claims are often 50% or more then if you did them the GCCF`s way. Many denied BP Claims have also gotten paid by our Gulf Coast Claims Team. They will help you put together any paperwork that may be needed, reorganize and maximize your BP Claims, all while it is still sitting with the GCCF.
BP Claims that have been Denied, Paid in 9 Days
If you have had your BP Claims Denied it very well could be a blessing in disguise. There are members of our Dream Team that specialize in BP Denied Claims. The good news is that most of your paperwork is already together, and sitting at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. This allows members of our Team to analyze the documents while at the GCCF, and add any necessary documents, and go over your numbers once again. Often they will find that your calculations were off, and that BP owes you more then you originally thought. They have had denied BP Claims paid within 9 days. This is not typical, but it has been done.
Are your BP Claims Still Under Review or Awaiting Documents
Often BP Claims are under review for several reasons, sometimes they just haven`t gotten to them, but often they are lacking the proper paperwork, this is usually followed by a Deficiency Letter. Most often BP Claims that lack the necessary paperwork are denied by the GCCF. Members of our Team can access your paperwork while it is at the GCCF, fix whatever is wrong and speed up the BP Claims process. They will also keep you up to date regarding the status of your BP Claims.
BP Business Claims and Multiple BP Claims
Very often when members of the BP Claims Team begin to analyze your case, and find out more about you, and what revenue streams were affected by you or your business, they often find that you can make multiple BP Claims. These BP Claims need to be substantiated with various paperwork that they will help put together. BP Business Claims are often very complex, we have members on the team that are currently handling BP Claims in excess of 100 million dollars. There are no BP Claims to big or to small.
BP Claims Dream Team: How it Works and How Much
All members of the BP Claims Dream Team work on a contingency basis, they don`t get paid until you do. They are all at the apex in their respective fields. They are highly respected by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. Each member of our Team is it`s own separate entity. It is the goal of BPClaims.org to place you with the member of the Team that best suits your needs. We have helped over 10,000 Individuals and Business`s get the help they deserve. Over 125,000 people have gone to our website since it started in May of 2010. Members of our Team charge from 15% on up to 33.3% if you need the help of an Attorney. All fees are done on a contingency basis. When you fill out the form to the right, we will immediately call you, to insure that your information is forwarded to the member that best suits your needs on our BP Claims Team.