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BP Claims System Overload

BEST PIX  Feinberg Testifies At House Hearing On Justice For Gulf Oil Spill VictimsLast Night as the deadline loomed the Deep Water Horizon Settlement intake process bogged down. Many Claims could not make it into the system.

We received many calls as Deep Water had closed and the final minutes kept ticking down. People were getting kicked out of the Deep Water Horizon on-line system as they entered their data.

I have talked with other Attorneys and Processors today they all were experiencing similar problems.

We have reached out to the Powers that be in this chapter of the BP Settlement and alerted them of the situation, at the same time we were told that we should just keep filing and keep a record of what occurred last night.

We have, and suggest you do to.

The submission of BP Claims that are a day or two behind because of technical issues on their end should be granted a touch of Grace.

 

 

BP Claims News

All Economic Claims need to be in June 8th

bill bohackAnd they need to be documented.

The phone number for the Deep Water Horizon Settlement is 1-866-992-6174.

The New BP Claims word is REFILE

Has your your claim taken far longer then other people you know?  Has an attorney or processor told you that they had to refile your claim, many don`t. As I am writing this I have just received several calls from claimants who after checking their claim status themselves, realized their claims were refiled without their knowledge. 

To check your claim click here, you will need your claimant ID and the last four digits of your ein or social security number.

Why did this happen, usually because processors/attorneys did not respond in a timely manner to incomplete notices for your claims. For many BP Claims Processors, processing came to a halt by some, when BP stopped paying claims, the issue here is Deep Water never stopped processing the claims. So if your claim was filed several years ago, you may want to check for yourself, which we highly encourage. Many Processors quite frankly were starved out by BP`s intentional shutdown of payments.

What essentially happens is, your claims if they were refiled send you to the back of the line. If your processors/attorneys/cpa`s were not forthright enough to tell you that your claim has languished for so long by Claims Processors shutting down their processing due to a lack of  financial resources, shame on them, but your not stuck with them. Also please keep in mind this is by no means a fast process, and many BP Claims have just simply languished.

So as we have stated before, you can check your claims status here and if you feel the need, you can use an AR1 form to move your claim somewhere else, heck you can even move it to yourself.

You are NOT STUCK with your Claims Preparation Group.

If you are a Claims Preparation Group and that includes Attorneys, that needs help processing your claims call us, we will help you if we can.

We have a large network of very well funded Attorneys and other Processors that can assist you. I know BP starved many processsors out, and as far as I can tell some claims processors are still not seeing many claims paid.

On the other hand I am happy to say through our network and our own internal processing we have seen almost 10 million dollars in paid BP claims in the last coupe of months.

We are seeing lots of appeals, pretty much anything over 250k is getting appealed, but we are seeing them won. It usually tacks on another 3 months to process.

 

BP Claims News

New Home Builders BP Claims are seeing Better then expected returns, it was thought that 495 was going to impact these claims in a very negative manner but that has not been the case. Home Builders are walking away from the BP Claims process with some staggering amounts.

Deep Water on the processing side, has begun to have lots of issues with processing.  We have seen this before around other deadlines, it is no surprise.

Here are some notes from Melody Scott about recent incidents regarding the processing of the claims we handle internally.

This is one of our very recent Internal memos.

Now advising that claims should be filed immediately and warning that the Deep Water system may overload or crash starting next week and this will not be an acceptable excuse for not being able to file a claim in a timely manner.

Now advising that their system resources are strained and upload times are greatly increased. Large documents must be broken up into smaller documents or they will not load.

Now advising that courier services will be rejected on June 8th – no personal deliveries are permitted either, only a registered carrier (USPS, FEDEX, UPS, DHL) can deliver claims to the New Orleans, Gravier Street office. No claims will be accepted at any of the satellite offices in any of the four states.
 Advising that all extensions have to be either requested by or approved by the Attorney of record.

BP Claims once forgotten are coming back to the table

We have been preaching this from the rooftops for a few posts now, there are many claims that NEVER entered the Deep Water Horizon Settlement from the GCCF. If you recall there were almost a million claims in the GCCF when it transitioned over to the Deep Water Horzion Settlement. When that occurred many people and business`s lost track of the necessary paperwork to transition their claim over, at the same time many never thought they had to do anything at all, and the claim would just naturally progress over there. They didn`t, and in our estimation we think that number is in the 100,000`s.

So over the last week we have been calling people that came in through our websites in 2010 and 2011, and what we are finding is that many people think they are filed but only have the old GCCF claim numbers and you got it, never transitioned over to the Deep Water Horizon Settlement.

Many had Attorneys and Processors that they never heard from again. I have heard one processor that dropped over 900 individual claims, when the transition over to Deep Water occurred.

BP`s playbook from day one has been Delay, Deny, and Defend, throw in a touch of greed and personal agendas by certain processors and attorneys, and the BP Claims process becomes even more muddled.

If you had a claim during the GCCF era and DID NOT take a Quick Pay, or a final offer, your paperwork is still in their database and very easy to revive, but time is clearly running out.

After all of the Damage BP has caused to Families and Businesses along our coast, I urge people to call the Deep Water Horizon Settlement Directly at 1-866-992-6174 and file if you can, or enlist the services of a Processor or Attorney. Have your financials in order and that includes your taxes and monthly pnl`s file your claim yourself if necessary, and preserve your rights, you can always move your claim over to an Attorney or a processor after the June 8th date.

If you need assistance we will be happy to do what we can. We have processors in our Network that handle Individual and Business Claims. We will be processing claims until the deadline, but you need to have your financials in order.

Just call 1-800-272-5246 or 1-800-BP-CLAIM, we are not related to the Deep Water Horizon Settlement, and we only process business claims at this point.

If all or a good part of your paperwork is in the portal, filing or moving a claim is easier then you think. It all depends upon the quality of the data you have given them.

Since 495 has come into play it is actually very advantageous to have the original data that many of you provided to the GCCF or early Deep Water Horizon Settlement. If your financial data is held in accounting software such as Quicken or Quick Books and has been since 2009 or before, or you have an in house bookkeeper or the same CPA, you may be able to get your information in on time, but NOW is the time.

On a personal note I would like to welcome Melody Scott to our Team. She worked at the Command Center during the spill and has been active working with BP Claimants for several years. She has assisted us in getting claims paid that many would have given up on. She has helped the claimants that we work with the last several months and her results have been outstanding. Her para legal experience, and outstanding overall knowledge of this event have made her invaluable to us and our clients.

Melody you are a Blessing and a welcome addition to our Team.

 

 

 

BP Claims Information and Deadlines

DeepWater Horizon Information

DeepWater Horizon Settlement Phone Number…

The Deadline to file for the economic settlement is June 8, 2015

1-866-992-6174

Medical Settlement Deadline

If you feel you are entitled to a BP Medical Claim you must have your Proof of Claim Forms in by February 12, 2015. This is for medical claimants that are seeking compensation for a Specified Physical Condition or participation in the Periodic Medical Consultation Program.

Medical Settlement Hotline   1-877-545-5111

Link to Claim Forms: Click Here

BP Appeals

There are a variety of Appeals occurring because of new rules that were adopted, if your BP Claim is substantially smaller then what was calculated or if BP appeals your claim, please fill out the form to the right and we may be able to help you.

BP Business Claims Information and Denied BP Claims

If you were previously denied by the GCCF and you can show a dip in revenue in 2010, you may qualify if your business was or is in the affected area.

Even if you were denied under the DeepWater Horizon Settlement, the adoption of rule 495 may mean your company is now eligible.

We have experts who can assist you in the evaluation and preparation of your BP Claims.

 

This post was sponsored by Crestview Car Rentals.

Bill Bohack on The Current BP Claims Situation

Bill Bohack

BP Claims News by Bill Bohack

BP Claims begin to get Paid

The good news is we are seeing a steady stream of claims begin to get paid this week.

The bad news is, claims calculations and the adoption of rule 495 seem to leave many processors and cpa`s scratching their heads.

We have been told by people inside of the BP Settlement that it took longer then expected because all of the claims had to be recalculated for 495.

 BP Claims Appeals are looming.

Lot`s of appeals. If you need to speak to a bp claims appeal attorney please fill out the form to the right.

 BP and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court meets on BP Today?

Supposedly there is a very quiet meeting between the Supreme Court Justices today.

The issue at hand is whether or not they will hear BP`s case. Some suggest the only reason they would hear it is to put a halt to BP`s frivolous appeals agenda. Delay, Deny and Defend, BP we ALL fully understand your agenda.

 

bp claimsAt this point in time, it still is what it is, an ever changing playing field that is lately tilting in BP`s favor.  I know some people on Gravier Street in New Orleans are doing their best, and hopefully this a trickle of  the claims we are seeing get paid becomes a deluge but only time will tell.

 

We have spoken to several processors in the last 24 hours and they have all experienced a spike in claims getting paid.

Let`s hope that continues.

we would like to thank the fine people at Crestview Motors for their continued support.

 

Deepwater Horizon Settlement Outline

deepwater horizon settlement imageOutline of the Deepwater Horizon Settlement

The Court-Supervised Deepwater Horizon Settlement was set forth to compensate businesses and individuals that were financially harmed by the oil spill explosion caused by BP in April of 2010. BP has estimated the costs related to compensating claims to be 7.8 billion dollars; however, there is no cap on the total amount that will be paid out. The total amount of compensation will depend upon the number of qualifying claims that receive an offer. Therefore, the estimated 100,000 claims being filed may end up receiving less than the 7.8 billion dollars that has been set aside, or more.

Is anyone excluded from filing to the Deepwater Horizon Settlement?

There are certain industries that BP has excluded from the Settlement. Those who owned a business in or worked within any of the industries listed below are ineligible to file claims to the Deepwater Horizon Settlement.

  • Governmental Organizations
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Insurance Entities
  • Financial Institutions, Funds, Financial Trusts, and other Financial Vehicles
  • Oil and Gas Industry Entities
  • Entities selling or marketing BP-branded fuel
  • Gaming and Casino Entities
  • Those who chose to exclude themselves from the Economic Class
  • Those that were required to file under the Oil Pollution Act

How can I determine my eligibility to file a claim?

Businesses and Individuals in almost any other industry may be eligible to file a claim providing the physical address of their business or employer from the time of the spill falls within one of the designated “Economic Loss Zones”. These are geographic regions that have been recognized by BP as areas that were either directly or indirectly affected by the spill.

How can I determine my business loss?

After you have determined that your business was located within an Economic Loss Zone, it will be time to take a look at your financials.

All businesses, (except those located in Zone A) will need to prove their damages (causation) by showing a specific percentage of lost revenue, lost variable profit, and loss of potential revenue growth in the selected months of 2010, as compared to the same months in the benchmark period. They will also need to show a specific amount of uptake in those same months in 2011. This revenue pattern is referred to as the V-trend and if the financial documents follow this pattern, the business automatically proves causation.

What documents do I need to provide for a Deepwater Horizon Settlement claim evaluation?

The initial causation test is a complex, formulaic calculation which can quickly determine whether your business qualifies under the settlement, and roughly how much compensation you are eligible to receive. The preliminary test requires the following:

  • Business Address
  • NAICS code
  • Gross Revenue Statements from Jan 2007- Dec 2011 (or a minimum of Jan 2009-Dec 2011)

After this calculation, if it is determined that the claim is valid, additional paperwork will be needed to make the claim complete under the guidelines of the Deepwater Horizon Settlement.

Why Should I Seek the Help of a  Deepwater Horizon Settlement Claims Preparer?

The Court-Supervised Settlement Agreement is a 1,300 page document filled with complexities and intricacies that can be confusing and frustrating to those with no experience in this field.

Our team of experts prepares and files claims that have been checked for accuracy and validity. We help the client prepare all necessary documents and ensure the claim is complete before it is filed.

Our financial calculations are preformed either by a CPA, or under the direct supervision of a CPA, to ensure we come as close to the actual compensation amount as possible.

Should there be any discrepancies from the settlement once the claim has been filed, we handle all incompleteness notices, appeals, re-reviews, reconsiderations, or denials in a timely manner.

We fight for our clients and push the claim as far as it can possibly go within the Deepwater Horizon settlement. If the claim cannot proceed any further, and the claimant does not receive a settlement, they owe us nothing.

Time is Limited – Act Now!

If you have your paperwork ready, we can quickly calculate whether or not your business qualifies under the guidelines of the settlement. Time is running low; with the deadline to file all claims being April 22, 2014. The more quickly we can gather the documents, evaluate and file the claim, the more quickly it can be reviewed and paid out through the settlement.

If you’ve ever wondered if you qualify to file a BP Claim and you have the preliminary documents at hand, call us today or fill out the form on this page to speak to claims representative immediately.  Help is just a phone call away.

Author:
BP Claims Advisers LLC

BP Settlement Opt Out and more Thoughts

BP Settlement Opt Out Date is Drawing Near

DeepWater Horizon SettlementNow let me state this at the outset, I am not an Attorney but we now have one who is independently working with us at BPClaims.org.  What I am about to say should in no way be construed as legal advice, it is my opinion, and my thoughts.

That said and to put it as simply as possible: if your claim does not fit into the framework of the Deep Water Horizon Settlement, you may want to seriously consider opting out.  But, if you can prove your losses, and have ALL the paperwork to support your claim you may want to stay within the framework DeepWater Horizon Settlement.

If you have a medical claim and are seriously sick, you may want to opt out of the Settlement.

If you have an economic claim and you have gaps in your paperwork or other issues, opting out should be very much on the table.

The Settlement fund wants to pay you, but only if you can provide all of the documentation that they require.  Their hands are tied, all they do is administer the DeepWater Horizon Settlement, which was created by BP and the Plaintiff Steering Committee and overseen by Judge Barbier.  The Settlement is not open for interpretation; it is what it is, and it is just beginning to pay people.

Many Attorneys want you to Opt Out, this is to protect your rights in most cases, though there have been reports that some are doing it for self gain, and higher fees down the road.

We have seen the DeepWater Horizon Settlement Fund make serious strides in processing claims, and they are beginning to pay those claims. I met with some of the leadership of the claims process myself recently and they have a high degree of integrity and take this very personally. Most of them are from different areas of Louisiana and have family and friends that were deeply injured by the BP Oil Spill. Their Legacies and Heritage are on the line.

Who is in the DeepWater Horizon Settlement

As I understand it, if you are in any of the Settlement Zones, you are automatically in the Class and if you don`t want to be in the Settlement you will need to Opt Out. These zones include the whole states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, parts of Texas ,and the coastal counties along the Gulf and the Keys of Florida.

How do you Opt Out of the DeepWater Horizon Settlement

Your Attorney can NOT do this for you.

It is really quite simple, you write a letter. Here is what you need to to do, it must be postmarked by November 1 st 2012.

Here is an example of an Opt Out letter.

I John Doe, 123 Main Street, Destin,  Florida. I wish to be excluded from the Economic Class or Medical Class Settlement.

Sincerely

Signature

John Doe

Write one letter for each one of your claims, if it is a business I would write both an individual letter and business letter and include your E.I.N. or your social security number. If you have a medical claim and an economic claim I would write a letter for each of my Claims.

Address the Letter to: For Economic Opt Out

Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement Program
Exclusions Department
P.O. Box 222
Hammond, LA 70404-0222

To validly exclude yourself from the Economic Class, you must submit a written request stating “I wish to be excluded from the Economic Class.” The request must include your printed name, address and phone number and must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2012. The written request must be signed by the Natural Person or Entity seeking to exclude himself, herself or itself from the Economic Class, even if they are represented by an attorney. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

 

For The Medical Settlement
Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Settlement Opt Outs
935 Gravier Street, Suite 1400
New Orleans, LA 70112
To Opt Out of (exclude yourself from) the Medical Class, you must mail in a written request stating “I wish to exclude myself from the Medical Class.” Your written request must also include your full name, address, phone number, date of birth, and a copy of your driver’s license or other government-issued identification. You must sign your written request.

Whats Next if you Opt Out of the DeepWater Horizon Settlement

You will need to prepare a claim for O.P.A. presentment, this is also called the BP Claims Program and it is administered by BP. You do not need an Attorney to do this. You will need an Attorney if you don`t get what you want from BP, and decide to litigate. You have to go through the O.P.A. process before you can litigate. My issues with this are these:

  1. The BP Claims Program is run by BP, we`ll see how they do; the jury is still out.
  2. Attorneys and other Processors will put their best claims first into the process, individuals will be left behind again.
  3. The Settlement is fair if you can prove your losses.
  4. There are too many people capitalizing on peoples’ fear.
  5. I don`t think people should have to go through O.P.A. before the choose to litigate.

Individual Claims that have issues really need to think about Opting Out at this point, it is my opinion that they may be best served down the line when the Attorneys start putting them in Classes. I would also expect that many Attorneys will drop many Individual Claims as they will be pressed for time to put together these claims by the January 20th deadline.

So what is Happening Now with the BP Settlement

  • We have gotten clients through our network literally millions in the last few weeks
  • Restaurants have received 300k – 700k
  • Business Claims of all sorts have received from 20k-800k
  • A Property Owner with Oil on their Property was offered over 30 Million; that was one claim.

After the Settlement is ratified on November 8th at the fairness hearing the DeepWater Horizon Settlement will become more streamlined. There will be less claims in their que as many of the ones with issues will choose to opt out. There will be less of a need for an Attorney as you will either fit or not into the Settlement. There is little room for interpretation.

I see more of a role for Attorneys during O.P.A. presentment as certain Attorneys do have reputations for holding BP accountable, and they may decide to form some sort of class down the road, before litigation. It is difficult to predict exactly what tact they will take with BP. In the end, if they choose to litigate I do expect Claims to be broken down by Class and the different cases will be paid by Merit and extent of loss, but they will be settled in groups. I do not expect to see many cases to reach the Court House.

Recent News: BP pressures Judge to approve DeepWater Horizon Settlement Process

Recently it was reported that BP was trying to pressure Judge Barbier into approving the DeepWater Horizon Settlement. I think they are doing this because of the unexpectedly low turnout of BP Claims entering the Settlement process, and they think they are going to get off light. When BP actually pushes their own agenda, we should all pay special attention.

My opinion is that Judge Barbier is the wrong person to push, and at some point I would expect him to push back. There is no doubt that BP wants to put this behind them but if I were them I would tread lightly.

Solutions

When I first started working in this field, we created a site that was designed to get people aid that were victims of the Oil Spill, it was very successful and Catholic Charities stepped in and helped many of the people that we referred to them. Many of these people were exceptionally sick or were on the verge of loosing it all. Later I was told to follow the Claims process, we then created BPClaims.org. We would enroll Attorneys, Claims Adjusters, Accounting Groups, and other Web Designers to assist us in making BP pay. It was a big job and we knew we needed help. I am sad to say some were more interested in dollars then they were in helping people  and they cherry picked clients. They were cut from the Network.

For me it has always been about the people and their businesses, and it always will be.

We have the LARGEST NETWORK of BP Claims Professionals on the Planet.

We can Help you if you decide to Opt Out.

They ALL Specialize in different types of Claims. We now can process your claims in house for as little as 15%, If your claim is complex or a high dollar claim, we have the support of one of the Nations Largest Accounting Firms. They are currently processing more then 500 Million Dollars worth of Claims.

There are Attorneys within the network that specialize in Claims that were not covered in the Settlement such as Casino Workers, Insurance Companies, Moratorium Claims, and Developer Claims just to name a few. We are not talking about one firm here, we are talking about 10 different firms. Different Claims are handled best by Firms that specialize in different types of claims. Their fees range from 20%-25% at this time, but expect those fees to rise if they have to move towards litigation.

Recently we have brought in an Independent Attorney to help you; he has volunteered to assist people decide whether or not you need to Opt Out or stay in the DeepWater Horizon Settlement. You can reach him at 1-800-BP-CLAIM.

The next few days are critical, if you need assistance just call or fill out the form to the right. We will be working 18 hour days, we are here for you. We have been here from the beginning we will be here to the End.

 

 

Top Tier CPA Firm takes on Incomplete Business Claims for 10%

BP Settlement Solutions for Business Claims

bp settlement  If you are sure your BP Business Claim fits into the BP Settlement, we have asked a CPA firm to help you with INCOMPLETE CLAIMS for 10%, as long as they don`t have to recreate your claim.

The fact is this, if a good piece of the work is done, why should you have to pay for it. This firm specializes in Business Claims, it is one of the largest in the country, and they have helped file 1000`s of claims for Attorneys and local businesses.

They have one goal in mind, and that is to help you get your BP Claims PAID.

Please fill out the form to the right, this is just for Incomplete Business Claims

Opting in or Opting Out

After reading the last progress report from the Fund, I am still seriously disappointed at the Individual Claims numbers.

I don`t understand how they can not extend the opt out date, it just has to be done. Otherwise there will be a mass exodus.

People are tired, and if you think you are owed money, and you probably are, you may want to put it in the hands of an Attorney. If you are thinking about opting out we have law firms that want to help you and will. Just fill out the form to the right and write in Opt Out in the description.

If the opt out date is not extended people will be forced to protect their rights, and BP needs to be held accountable.

Claims are getting Offers

We have seen over 8 million dollars in claims get offers in the last couple of weeks, (between our network . It was a hopeful sign, and one that we all welcomed, what we need to see is for those people to actually receive the checks now.

I believe they will, but it needs to happen sooner then latter. I think we have all waited long enough.

So what does the Future Hold

I`m trying to figure that out as I write this, the individual numbers are a sticking point for me. I am beginning to believe that they want to see these claimants represented by Attorneys so there is some sort of Class procedure that can come into play.

Business claims seem to be getting handled as do other sorts of claims. If you think about it, and you want to stimulate the economy, you put the money in the hands of business people and hopefully it all trickles down.

For many, if you do not fit into the Settlement you will need to Speak to an Attorney, they charge 25%

If your claim fits in to the Settlement and you would like to use one of our CPA`s or Adjusters the fee is 15%

 

BP Settlement Opt Out Date Extended..Definite Maybe

BP Settlement Opt Out Date may Change

bp settlement  Well it looks like the BP Settlement Opt Out date could quite possibly change once again, I have been hearing about this for the last week. Its beginning to sound more and more real. We are hearing January or even March, I do not believe this will effect the pace of BP Claims getting settled, I believe we will actually see an acceleration.

With some Attorneys beating the drum to opt out, and do it now or else face the consequences, the BP Settlement Fund with the Help of Judge Barbier could seriously be doing everyone a huge favor by extending the deadline once again, and they should.

Do Not Opt Out, not yet anyway

Now once again I am not a lawyer, this is by no means legal advice, but give the BP Settlement and the people running it a chance. This is not the GCCF, they are about as far apart from the Feinberg Regime as they can be.

If you want to consider Opting Out do it around Mid October if the date hasn`t changed. Those of you with serious medical claims, and others such as seafood processors may also want to consider it. There are some groups that just don`t belong in the BP Settlement unless a few things change, but that`s a topic for another blog.

The BP Settlement is Paying Out

There has been a dramatic shift since September 17th, We have seen offers and claims go into review at an accelerated pace  We have seen people that were originally naysayers become believers, just visit our Facebook page. I have taken a very deep and personal interest in it. The BP Settlement Bus has left the Building.

The Leadership of the BP Settlement has one goal in mind.

They want to Pay You, as long as your claim is valid

They are in the midst of being much more hands on, and putting everybody on notice that is not on board with the new regime. They also need cooperation, they need the PSC and BP to get on the same page and stay there, they need some flexibility so they can make decisions that will help them get the job done, and they need to stop dodging bullets from Prominent Attorneys and Officials, give Pat Juneau and David Duval a chance, and if you can help clear the road for them, do so.

Most of all they need their Processors specifically One in particular to step it up, there has been  a lot of information that has crossed my desk and others lately, and their methodology has raised a lot of eyebrows.

The process has unequivocally been stalled by them, and guess what everyone know`s that now, and I mean everyone. The depth of their inability and hiring practices have been disclosed, and there is more, oh so much more.

If companies involved in this continue to place profit before the people, there is going to be an uprising, and the BP Settlement Fund will be looking for another processor. Bet on it.

The BP Settlement needs Your Help

If you are reading this blog, and can in any way help things move a long do it. There are far too many people trying to throw monkey wrenches at this, instead of looking at this as an opportunity for self gain, look at this an opportunity to forward this part of the BP Settlement along.

There will be other aspects of this Settlement that need to be addressed, such as Quick Pays, figuring in 2011 numbers, possibly 2012 numbers, and so much more. Lets just get on the same page, put some effort behind what we now have to work with, and address these and other issues as we can.

The BP Settlement is not one size fits all, but if we all pitch in together we can probably help a heck of a lot more people, and isn`t that what this is really all about. The Deepwater Horizon Settlement is a heck of a way to get a whole lot of people paid, and get them paid now.

If you need Help With Your BP Settlement We Will Help You.

We will Help You with your BP Settlement and Beyond.

We get BP Settlement Claims Paid starting at 15%.

 

DeepWater Horizon Settlement “The Wave”

BP Settlement and what should be next

bp settlementThere is a lot of pure conjecture going on about the BP Settlement, some based in Fact, and others are pure fiction. The BP Settlement is about to pay, and pay BIG, people that are in our circle, are getting calls on a daily basis from Brown Greer and Price WaterHouse asking for updated information. This is a good sign that the BP Settlement Claims process is going to start paying out soon.

Expect BP Settlements Soon

From what we have been hearing, expect a major wave of BP Claims to receive offers around September 10th. That seems to be the date everyone that is in the know keeps referring to. I would not be giving you all dates if I didn`t think it was about to happen myself.

DeepWater Horizon Settlement Claims

So lets say you receive an offer from the DeepWater Horizon Settlement Fund, what happens next? Well first you either accept it, or decline it, or you may wish to appeal it. Lets say you accept it, first remember whatever other claims you may have, must be settled within the terms of the Deep Water Horizon Settlement. Now from what I keep on hearing BP still has the right to appeal your settlement offer but has a limited amount of time to do so.

  • If your Claim is under $250,000.00 BP has 10 days to appeal your Claim
  • If your Claim is between $250,000.00-500,000.00 they have 15 days to appeal your Claim
  • If your Claim is over $500,000.00 they have 20 days to appeal your Claim

Now mind you this is my summation of it, I am not a lawyer, I just think people need to be aware of a few things, more on the appeals process in my next blog, and how it can work for the claimant.

Updating Your GCCF Claims

If you had a claim at the GCCF it has to be updated for the BP Settlement. If you need Help and would like people that we think can help you do so they charge 15%. You need to update you BP Claims that were at the GCCF so you can get paid by the Settlement.

There are only 54,000 BP Claims at the BP Settlement as of now, expect that number to soar as soon as the money begins to hit the streets, my advice is to get on this now, not when everyone in town is sending in their paperwork at the same time.

We have seen this before, for example when the GCCF finally started paying out, waiters and waitresses were some of the first to get checks, then came all of their friends, and I mean lots of friends. The same thing is going to happen when the Settlement fund begins to pay.

If you need Assistance from what I feel are some of the Best Adjusters, and CPA`s in the country handling this process please fill out the form to the right. They have a proven track record of collecting from BP and their fees start at just 15%.

If you need the Assistance of an Attorney their fees are usually around 25%.

Best of Luck to All,

We will Help you with Your BP Settlement,

BP Settlement: Its time to get YOUR BP Claims Paid

The BP Settlement is for Real

bp settlement We are happy to report that claims of ALL sizes and Industries that are covered under the BP Settlement are either getting offers, or going Under Review.

One of our Consultants/Adjusters that has around 300 claims submitted under the Settlement, has had over 15 come under review in the last week, others are getting offers on a consistent basis.

This time Under Review is certainly a step in the Right direction, under the GCCF it was a joke. Claims sizes ranged from 10k-700k, and covered individual claims,fishermen claims, Voo Claims, and business claims.

This is great news, we thought the new BP Settlement fund would just start at the smaller claims and work their way up, there were early indications that`s what they were doing, a few weeks into it there are new signs, all sorts of claims are receiving offers, and they are coming in on a regular basis.

Have you updated your GCCF claim so it meets the requirements of the BP Settlement

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The BP Settlement still has along way to go

Its still going to take awhile for people to become believers. There are still some major obstacles, and many of them have merit.

Pam Bondi has a valid point that more of Florida should be covered.

Quick Pays need to be readdressed because what happened there was heinous.

Attorneys looking to opt out their entire case loads, especially if the opt out deadline is not extended. Lets face it it takes time to put these claims together.

We all want this to work,  Mr. Juneau and his staff have a lot of work ahead of them.

This all pales in comparison to what happened to the people, well it`s time for folks to get paid, and the time seems to be now.

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