Posted: Sep 29, 2010 8:44 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press
The oil spill compensation fund's administrator says about half the households in Plaquemines Parish
are using photocopied form letters without any documentation to ask for grocery money.
Kenneth Feinberg says he's received 4,000 such letters.
He calls it outrageous, and says he cannot pay those claims.
One letter cites hardships from increased seafood production costs.
The other says the writer always caught fish to eat, but had to buy groceries because of the oil spill.
Parish Council Chairman Don Beshel said he wrote one letter.
He says he checked with claims workers to make sure it was appropriate, and he says nobody keeps grocery receipts - nor is there any way to document a history of getting fish from a relative.