May 7, 2013 5:15 PM by MELISSA CANONE
Deepwater Horizon Claims Administrator Patrick A. Juneau has announced over $3 billion in claims have been determined to be eligible for payment.
"This is another milestone in the claims process," said Juneau. "We started this new process in June of 2012 and in less than a year, we have reviewed claims and determined, by the settlement agreement, that over $3 billion in claims are eligible for payment."
As of May 6, 2013, Juneau said 162,603 claims have been filed and eligibility notices totaled $3,063,695,889. He also said $2,078,383,459 have been paid to claimants.
Juneau reminded claimants of important dates. April 22, 2014 is the deadline to file claims with the Deepwater Horizon Claims Administration. Claimants can file on-line or by visiting one of the Claimant Assistance Centers located along the Gulf Coast.
For more information claimants can call toll free 1 (866) 992-6174 or go to the website at www.deepwaterhorizonsettlements.com.