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August 20th, 2010
12:40 PM ET

Tell us about your BP claim

AC360° & ProPublica

AC360° and ProPublica 'shine a light on BP's claims process'.

AC360° and ProPublica 'shine a light on BP's claims process'.

Have you filed a claim with BP? Share your experiences with Anderson Cooper and ProPublica, nonprofit newsroom.

From ProPublica: Examining the handling of 150,000 claims filed for damages from the BP oil spill is a job too big for any one newsroom. That’s why we launched our BP Claims reporting project last week, and asked newsrooms around the Gulf for help.

If you’ve filed a claim with BP, please share details of your experience with ProPublica and AC360° using this form. (This post is also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.) A reporter may follow up with you by phone, and we’ll make it easy for you to share documents and records with our newsroom.

If you haven’t filed a claim, you can help ProPublica and AC360° find claimants by doing your own outreach – tweet this, post it to Facebook, send it out to a local listserv …

BP’s data show that it has returned more than half of submitted claims because they “lack enough information for BP to make a payment.” In most of those cases, it has told people that they have to provide more documentation to prove that their claim is legitimate.

Tell us about your claim here

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