Individuals and companies who have lost income due to the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill may be eligible for compensation from BP. For people who do not qualify for regular unemployment insurance benefits, such as the self-employed, and whose jobs have been lost or interrupted by the oil spill, emergency assistance may be available.
How to File a BP Claim
- Call the Deepwater Horizon response hotline at 1-800-440-0858
- File a claim online
- Visit a BP Claims Center
BP Claims Guidelines and Forms
- BP Claims Process Guidelines
- BP Claims Process
- Claims Submission Form
- Claims Office Locations (scroll down the page to see the list)
BP will provide interim payments to claimants who are not receiving income or profit while cleanup is underway. Checks for the advance payment will be available at the closest BP Claims Center or other arrangements can be made.
Related: Gulf Oil Spill Unemployment