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ACE and BP, Another Dream Team

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 11, 2010

BP Cuts Payments to 40,000, La. Official Says

State Cabinet Member Tells Federal Gov’t of “Devastating” Cuts for Thousands with Incomplete Claim Files

Ace in Place to Deny Claims

(AP) BP has decided to reduce payments to tens of thousands of people whose claim files are incomplete, the secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services said.

“This action is irresponsible and in complete contrast to BP’s repeated promise that they will ‘make things right,'” the secretary, Kristy Nichols, wrote in a letter sent Friday to federal oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg.

It was not immediately clear how severe the payment cuts would be. BP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nichols said her department discovered the change after reviewing BP’s Thursday claims summary, which showed a significant cut in daily payments.

She said a BP representative estimated more than 40,000 of the 99,508 people who have filed claims may get lower checks. That “will be devastating to individuals surviving financially month-to-month,” she wrote.

One Response to “ACE and BP, Another Dream Team”

  1. brit guy said

    There’s a surprise but why I ask is it BP’s fault that the cheques have not been cut?

    I am no expert but I am sure that BP are not going through every claim surely that is what the
    CLAIMS ADJUSTERS are for again for those that missed it CLAIMS ADJUSTERS.
    Do they not work for Esis/Ace do they not base themselves in Louisiana and the Gulf states.

    To secretary, Kristy Nichols maybe you should have read this blog.

    Also welcome to the real world and why have a go at BP as a government employee you have remained silent at the abuse of contractors from Iraq and Afghanistan at the hands of companies based in your own back yard.

    Have you spoken out for the injured contractors and their families as they face not only financial but physical devastation I bet not.

    If you have then please except my apology if not.

    Then as we have been told.

    Tough suck it up

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