Gulf Coast Oil Spill Resources

Clergy and Laity are encouraged to use this information and share it with those in your community that have been affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. AWF Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Amelia Fletcher, is also available for any questions.


Deepwater Horizon Incident


BP takes full responsibility for responding to the Deepwater Horizon Incident. We will clean it up. BP will also pay for all necessary clean-up costs and legitimate claims.
BP is committed to pay legitimate and objectively verifiable claims for other loss and damage caused by the spill. This may include claims for assessment, mitigation and clean up of spilled oil, property damage caused by the oil, individual and commercial economic losses including loss of earnings/profit and other losses as specified by applicable laws and regulations. BP will also evaluate all claims for bodily injury even though they are not payable under OPA.
WHO                     Private individuals, businesses, and government entities may file claims
WHAT                   You may be eligible for compensation for loss of income (including wages, any impacted private business-fishing, rental property, tourism business, etc), and property damage or loss. Although claims for bodily injury are not compensable under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, BP is also committed to evaluating each claim for bodily injury submitted through the claims process on a case-by-case basis.
HOW                     Call the BP Claims line at 1-800-440-0858 to be assigned a claim number—this is the required 1st  step. The line is toll free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
                                Government entities should call 1-302-476-7732
You can also file a claim online at
QUESTIONS        If you have questions about submitting a claim, you may call the BP Claims Line and speak with an operator
NEXT                     Each claim will be assigned to a Claims Representative who will contact you to ask for additional information regarding your claim. You must have a claim in the system and a claim number to receive compensation.
                                Claimants should file one claim. They can report different types of damage on the same form with the same claim number. Multiple claim numbers will delay the review of the claim.
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