Over 85,000 claims filed related to BP spill, more to come

Over 85,000 claims filed related to BP spill, more to come

POSTED: Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 9:28am

Claims checks from the BP oil spill have already reached the $1.5 billion mark.

The money, given out to those impacted economically by the spill, has been handed out since July. Already, 85,000 claims have been filed, but the company expects to be handing out much more before the claims process is through.

"But to BP's credit, they did not put a cap on this matter,” Patrick Juneau, BP claims representative, said at a presentation held at the Baton Rouge River Center. “They don't have any cap on expenditures I am to make, if people meet the test that we require them to meet."

The deadline to file a claim for those involved in the seafood industry is January of next year.

For other individuals and businesses, however, you've got until mid-2014.

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EXCUSE me... Bp didn't put a cap on it? They have been bragging for two years making people think they spent 20 billion when that was never paid into the fund to begin with. It was only quarterly payments! EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND and counting have NOT been paid. It's the same law firms delay deny and starving people under Feinberg. Only the top guy changed and nothing else!

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