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FACTBOX-Oil spill claims $141 million in 3 weeks

 HOUSTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - The Gulf Coast Claims Facility
(GCCF), created to compensate people and businesses for damages
related to BP Plc's BP.L BP.N Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has
paid $141 million in claims since the organization took over  
the process from the oil company on Aug. 23.
 BP paid nearly $400 million in claims before GCCF head
Kenneth Feinberg began administering the $20 billion fund set
up at the insistence of President Barack Obama.
 The April 20 well rupture killed 11 people and caused the
world's worst marine crude oil spill. Below is a breakdown of
payments made through Sept. 13.
 Number of claims filed:
 Individual               35,604
 Businesses               22,630
 Total                    58,234
 Number of claims paid:   14,709
 Individual               $78.89 million
 Business                 $62.34 million
 Total                    $141.23 million
 Type of claims paid:
 Emergency advance
 payment                  $141.23 million
 * Final Claims:          $0
 Number of claims denied:
 as of Sept. 11           1
 Payments made to Real Estate
 Brokers and Agents as part
 of a separate fund:     $34.5 million
 * No final claims have been paid because the GCCF has
reviews underway to determine whether claimants intended to
file a final claim. After a final claim is paid, claimants give
up their right to sue BP for more damages under the GCCF
process.
 Source: GCCF documents
 (Reporting by Anna Driver in Houston)


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