This is the first article discussing the townhall meeting that occurred Wednesday, January 19th with Ken Feinberg. [Read Your 3 Options for BP Claims Payments]
Ken Feinberg was greeted by an ocean of people that were directly and indirectly effected by the BP oil spill disaster this past summer in a public townhall meeting this morning. The meeting was held in the conference ballroom at Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach. With literally hundreds in attendance the sign up sheet for questions filled up quickly.
Feinberg was here to reassure those that still have need of payment that their concerns were heard and will be addressed, although some were skeptical of how true this would actually be. Above all else, the resounding message today was to refile your claim if you were not satisfied with the results of your initial claim.
The audience was reassured by Feinberg that all claims were being looked at closely and that they had hired four local Panama City claims representatives to be available to meet and discuss the three options for payment, claims criteria and the process by which claims are approved or denied.
He underscored that denial of payment for a claim does not eliminate the possibility of refiling, emphasizing that they need proper documentation on loss or damages related to the oil spill. Feinberg emphasized that if you did receive payment, but weren’t satisfied with the amount, to refile for the amount you want and they would re evaluate the calculations.
This article is the first in a three part series that breaks down what happened at yesterday’s townhall meeting. In the second article, we’ll discuss the three options you have if you want to receive payment for any damages you received from the BP oil spill.