The official deadline for filing a BP oil spill claim ended in June of 2015, and Gulf Coast Claims Facility is no longer accepting online claims forms. GCCF, a third-party processor of BP oil spill claims, answers limited questions concerning claims processing at 800-916-4893 as of October 2015. GCCF also sends information via email and regular mail. Approved claims are awarded part of the $20 billion escrow fund set aside for the Deep Water Horizon Economic and Property Damages Settlement.
BP oil spill claims include personal income details, profit losses caused by a disruption of normal business activity and property damage. Businesses are allowed to include the personal incomes of each employee, even those paid with cash, as losses. Individuals suffering from injuries or health-related problems related to the BP oil spill clean up might receive compensation, but funds are awarded on a case-by-case basis.
Claims that include supporting documentation of losses stand a better chance of being approved. Documentation must give claim processors before-and-after pictures of individuals and businesses, which aids processors in making claim decisions. Typical supporting documentation for a business includes accounting sales records, receipts, reservation cancellations and licenses related to the business. Individuals prove loss of income by providing recent tax returns or W-2 forms. Cash-only workers submit photo identification and employer contact details.