BP Settlement For Subsistence Claims

The is going to be a very tricky claim as you have to prove somehow that you used the ocean as part of the food on your table in your household. I understand that many many people rely on the ocean to supply part if not all of the food that your family eats, but there would still have to be some documentation to prove it or everybody would file this claim.

Proof Needed For Loss Of Subsistence In The BP Settlement

First off you have to fish to feed you family, it is not enough to just have a recreational fishing license. Most likely Subsistence fishermen are going to be be people at or under the poverty level and/or Native Americans in coastal tribes. Just having a recreational fishing license are not going to give you a claim as a subsistence fisherman.

There will be very few people that can file this claim as it has been written up as the proof are going to be to hard to produce.

Subsistence Claims

Subsistence Claims

BP Settlement multipliers for Subsistence claims

BP Settlement Claim TypeBP Settlement RTP and Multiplier
BP Settlement Claim TypeBP Settlement RTP and Multiplier
Subsistence ClaimsRTP is 2.25. multiplier is 3.25

So if you can prove that you got xxx lbs of fish from the Gulf of Mexico then they would convert that into a dollar amount if you had to buy that fish from the market. Once the fish you catch is in a dollar amount you would use the multiplier of 3.5 and get your compensation amount.

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