Ken Feinberg and the GCCF have released the protocol for filing interim and final payments for loss of income due to the BP oil spill. The November 23rd deadline for filing an emergency claim has passed and the final forms and instructions will become available within the next two weeks according to the GCCF website.
For the final payment, applicants are required to submit a claim form to the GCCF. The GCCF will then review the claim and mail an offer back to the claimant within 3 months. The claimant will then have 3 months to review the offer and decide whether to accept or not. Accepting the offer will require the claimant to sign a release waiving rights to take legal action against BP. Once the offer is accepted, the payment will be received within 14 days.
The final and interim claims can be filed either via the website, by mail or at a local claims office. Full details on the Final Protocol are available on the GCCF website.