MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - BP says Wednesday is the last day the company will accept newclaims. BP says it is in the final stage of transferring"responsibility for individual and business claims related to theoil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility(GCCF) on August 23."
"Our portion of it is transitioning over the Mr. Feinberg," saidBP spokesperson Daren Beaudo.
Ken Feinberg will head up the process beginning August 23.
Between now and then Beaudo said BP will take what it callsemergency claims.
"In that interim we still have the ability to manage emergencyclaims. We put in within the past month a system for exceleraingemergency claims. We still have that ability," Beaudo said.
According to a news release from BP Wednesday, the BP ClaimsTeam will continue to handle existing claimants only. The companywill also handle claims from government entities.
By transferring the claims process, the goal is to simplify it,and speed it up. As for those of you have already been denied aclaim, Governor Riley says you should file again when Feinbergtakes over on Monday.
BP says it has paid out more than $368 million in claims relatedto the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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