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HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
When in doubt, file a claim. That's the message the claims
administrator for the Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement was pushing
during a visit to Mississippi to pass out tourism and seafood grants.
Patrick Juneau said he believes thousands of eligible claims in
Mississippi have not been filed.
As part of the Gulf Tourism and
Seafood Promotion Fund, which is part of the settlement, 13 Mississippi
tourism and seafood related organizations will share in $4.5 million to
help them bounce back from the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill.
Bridget Varone is the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association.
are going to try to give restaurants all of the tools that they need to
get back on their feet after the BP oil spill," Varone said.
The Gulf Coast Charter Boats Association will use its $164,150 to put on a month long fishing tournament next year.
going to try to bring down as many people as we can to stay in the
hotels, motels," said Bobby Williams. "We need to get the people to
realize that the oil spill is over with and the fishing is very great on
the Mississippi Gulf Coast."
Other recipients included Pass
Christian Main Street, the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, Gulf
Coast Writers Association, Mississippi Gulf Coast Attractions
Association, Hancock Community Development Foundation, Hancock County
Tourism Development Board, Mississippi Gulf Coast Conventions and
Visitors Bureau, Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Tournament, Mississippi
Hotel and Lodging Association, Ship Island Excursions and Infinity
Patrick Juneau, Administrator for the Deepwater
Horizon Claims Process, didn't just come to pass out grant checks. He's
spreading the news that all of Mississippi and not just Coast residents
can put in an oil spill claim. However, to get paid they must have proof
of economic loss within a time frame determined by the settlement.
have the records and the documentation that shows the loss period as
specified under the settlement. If you have that and you meet those
tests, then we pay," Juneau said. "So my advice for everybody and this
is from the top of Mississippi down to the bottom of Mississippi. The
entire state. When in doubt, file the claim. We'll do the homework for
Juneau said in these tough economic times, he doesn't think Mississippians can afford to leave money on the table.
have already paid out, under this program alone, millions of dollars.
We're in excess of a billion dollars already. There are a lot more
eligible claims out there under the settlement agreement that have not
been filed," Juneau said. "Just because a claim was denied under Gulf
Coast Claim doesn't mean that claim is going to be denied under this
process. We've got broader parameters of eligibility."
said it would be a shame if people don't at least investigate. He said
there have been people in the Northern and Central parts of the state
who have qualified including farmers, jewelers and even the owner of a
car wash. Officials said anyone who waived their right to future money
from BP is not eligible for this phase.
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