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Florida Businesses May Still Be Eligible for BP Claims

Many Florida businesses may still be due a piece of the BP spill settlement, Patrick Juneau, the court-appointed claims administrator for the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center, told the Florida Cabinet on Wednesday.

We have already sent out $1.7 billion, Juneau said.

There is not much subjectivity in what were asking for, if you give us what were asking for. If you fall within the definition of that claim, we will process your claim and see that you get paid.But you have to give us the essential documentation,

Business owners can visit the centers website to determine if they are eligible, Juneau said.

The center has paid out $1.26 billion to people and businesses in five Gulf Coast states as of Jan. 18, of which $245,895 has gone to Florida businesses, from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

A total of 34,185 claims involving the Deepwater Horizon spill, better known as the BP spill, have been submitted from Florida.

Another $405,046 has been paid out under the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

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