An informational meeting was held on May 19th to provide information on the proposed BP Oil Spill Settlement and how it could benefit you. The proposed BP settlement has a provision whereby EVERY Pensacola Beach leaseholder (except those who have already settled with BP) can file a claim for “Loss of use and enjoyment” of their property. You don’t need an attorney to file for this benefit – just a claim form and a copy of your 2010 Assessed Value statement from Chris Jones. The payment is a formula based on your 2010 assessed value. The formula is different for properties south of Via De Luna and Ft. Pickens and those north of the road. The minimum payment is $2,800.
A concerned beach resident has compiled a document explaining step by step how to find and fill out the claim forms. Read this document to help you through the process.
The official website for filing claims is http://www.deepwaterhorizonsettlements.com