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GULF OIL SPILL

Gulf Spill Paymaster Acknowledges Transparency Problems

and Outlines Fixes

by Sasha Chavkin
ProPublica

.Kenneth Feinberg (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

As the damage claims process for the Gulf oil spill moves into its second phase–from issuing emergency payments to considering final claims–administrator Kenneth Feinbergyesterday unveiled a variety of improvements that he says will increase transparency and offer more options to claimants. (mais…)

GULF OIL SPILL

Gulf Spill Victims’ ‘Escalated’ Claims Still Languishing

by Sasha Chavkin
ProPublica

.Wade Bonvillain, who owns a seafood company, questions Ken Feinberg, Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, during a public meeting on Aug. 18, 2010 in Houma, La. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Claimants seeking compensation for the Gulf oil spill who can demonstrate financial need may have their claims “escalated”—selected for prompt processing—by paymaster Kenneth Feinberg’s operation. But some applicants are experiencing long waits even after being told their claims had been expedited. Eleven claimants told ProPublica that despite their claims being escalated, they are still waiting for a decision weeks later. Six of these claimants have been waiting for more than a month. (mais…)