BP total in Keys: $67 million and counting, Florida Keys Keynoter, February 2, 2011:
"There are different ways to check on the status of claims, or they can assist in refiling a claim," [GCCF spokeswoman Amy Weiss] said. "The GCCF is going to give claimants more information on why they were denied or what documentation they need," Weiss said. "Anyone can appeal to the U.S. Coast Guard, regardless of size of claim."
Why the Coast Guard is involved isn't clear.
But in a Jan. 27 appearance before a congressional committee, Feinberg said the Coast Guard had processed 264 out of 507 appeals but had upheld the denials each time, according to the Associated Press.
For information on the Coast Guard appeals process, go to atwww.uscg.mil/npfc/claims.