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Jul 12, 2010 1:43 PM by Melissa Canone

Oil Claims Will Soon Begin Receiving Six-Month Emergency Checks

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The head of the $20 billion oil
spill compensation fund says individuals filing claims will soon
begin receiving six-month emergency checks instead of monthly
payments.
Appearing in Pensacola Beach on Monday, fund administrator
Kenneth Feinberg said the company will start paying individuals in
six-month payments in the next couple of weeks.
Feinberg also said there's no reason for individuals affected by
the massive Gulf of Mexico spill to file lawsuits - at least not
yet.
Feinberg urged claimants to see how much he'd be able to pay
them for before suing.

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