What denial looks like…a request for help with the GCCF
A simple request for help:
Yesterday, I received a message from a person in Louisiana regarding a claim with Ken Feinberg’s GCCF, which shows just a photograph of the frustration thousands are having with their oil spill claims. The person who wrote this letter states several different business owners with quick pay claims have received similar correspondence from the GCCF as shown below. Its been a month since the application for a quick payment was first mailed and no matter who this person tries to call nobody can say why the application has been denied.
Recall, quick payments are only eligible for people who have already received emergency payments and Feinberg’s idea was no further documentation would be necessary, and like his initial promised relief to the Gulf Coast, these payments were supposed to be done…uh, quickly, hence the name.
If anyone out there has received this letter, or has been able to find resolution after receiving this type of letter, or any other denial of a quick payment, please comment or write an e-mail and all will be immediately forwarded to the person who wrote what follows, which has been posted here with their permission:
“I received this letter 12 days after I submitted my quick pay claim. I was told that online forms were of no use… that’s why they suggested we use packets that GCCF mailed to us, the claimant? I have resubmitted my quick pay final claim 3 times, hoping the form is “correct” even had an adjuster do it… He downloaded the form in the same manner in which the call center informed me was WRONG. Can someone please help me understand why almost a month later I still have not received my quick pay final claim? Is the GCCF just stalling for time or is it really possible that the online forms are used “for some and not others” as the GCCF has informed me?”
You submitted a Quick Payment Final Claim Form to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (“GCCF”) relating to the Deepwater Horizon Incident on April 20, 2010. After reviewing your claim we have determined that some of the language contained in the Release and Covenant Not to Sue was modified during the online download process. Accordingly, we cannot accept the Release and require that you complete and submit the Quick Payment Final Claim Form included with this letter which contains the correct language.
For your convenience, we have enclosed a postage pre-paid return envelope that you may use to submit your Quick Payment Final Claim Form. You may also submit the original form by visiting one of our Site Offices. (Please visit http://www.GulfCoastClaimsFacility.com for a list of those Site Offices.) Please make sure that you write your Claimant Identification Number (referenced above) and your Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID on each page of the signed Acknowledgement and the Release. Please return the signed original claim form to the GCCF within 30 days of the date of this letter.
If you have questions about anything contained in this letter, contact the GCCF toll free at 1-800-916-4893 (you will be prompted for multilingual telephone assistance), email athttp://www.GulfCoastClaimsFacility.com. For TTY assistance call 1-866-682-1758. Please be sure to provide your Claimant Identification Number, as well as your full name, your address and the last four digits of your Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID in all correspondence with the GCCF.or visit
Gulf Coast Claims Facility
So, if anyone has any ideas, let me know…
Have a nice day,