Claims information

BP is meeting its commitment to Gulf Coast communities by paying legitimate claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon accident

Gulf Claims Fraud Hotline

BP has launched the Gulf Claims Fraud Hotline to help protect the integrity of the claims processes relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Anyone with knowledge of fraud or corruption should report it by dialling, toll-free, 1-855-NO-2-FRAUD (1-855-662-3728). All reports can be made anonymously. 

BP began paying compensation for legitimate claims for damages within weeks of the Deepwater Horizon accident. 

Public Report - data as of 31 March 2014

Payments Amount paid
Total paid – Individual and business claims $11,100,392,655
Total paid – Government  $1,473,955,062
Total paid – Other1 $331,070,829
Total payments $12,905,418,547
1Includes payments for tourism, seafood marketing and testing, behavioral health and 2010 contributions

BP Claims Program for individuals and businesses

Effective  4 June 2012, the BP Claims Program will accept claims under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA). The Program is open to claimants who wish to file a claim for economic and property damages related to the Deepwater Horizon incident of 20 April 2010, and fall into one of three categories:

  • Individuals and businesses that are not class members, as defined in the MDL No. 2179 Economic and Property Damage Class Action Settlement Agreement.
  • Individuals and businesses that are class members but have validly exercised their legal right to timely opt out of the class settlement.
  • Individuals and businesses that are class members but wish to pursue claims that are Expressly Reserved to them pursuant to the agreement, to the extent such claims may fall within OPA.

Under OPA, claims may be filed with the BP Claims Program for interim, short-term damages representing less than the full amount to which the claimant may ultimately be entitled.

Any claims under OPA that are denied or not resolved within 90 days after the date of submission to the BP Claims Program may be presented to the US Coast Guard Stop 7100 (ca), 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1000, Arlington, Virginia 20598-7100 for consideration. The NPFC may be contacted at 1-800-280-7118.

Economic and property damage settlement

BP and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee entered into the Economic and Property Damage Class Action Settlement Agreement on 18 April 2012. On 21 December 2012, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana approved this settlement agreement. More information about the class definition and the Court-Supervised Settlement Program that will implement the settlement agreement is available at

Attorney representation

If you are represented by an attorney, the BP Claims Program can communicate only with the attorney you have identified unless your attorney instructs otherwise. An Attorney Consent Form allowing us to communicate directly with you is available in the related downloads found below. 

BP Claim Forms

The 40% claim form may be used by individuals and businesses that received a 60% payment in the Transition Process and are outside of the Settlement Class or have opted out of the Settlement Class, but still wish to submit a claim for the remaining 40% payment from the BP Claims Program in exchange for a signed full and final release for all claims related to the 20 April 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident and subsequent oil spill. 

If you need information or a claim form in another language, please call 1-855-687-2631.

BP Claims Program 

Claim forms may be submitted as follows:

BP Claims Program
501 Westlake Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77079

By Email: Scanned forms can be sent to 

Claims forms must be signed by hand. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. The BP Claims Program can be reached by phone at 1-855-687-2631 (toll-free, multilingual).

Để biết thông tin bằng tiếng Việt vui lòng nhấp vào đây hoặc gọi số 1-855-687-2631 (số điện thoại miễn phí, đa ngôn ngữ) hoặc TTY: 1-800-3454039

Se puede comunicar con el Programa de Demandas de BP por teléfono al 1-855-687-2631 (línea gratuita, multilingüe). 

Further information and contact details

Court Supervised Settlement Program

Economic & Property Damages: 1-866-992-6174
Medical: 1-877-545-5111
Economic TTY: 1-888-584-7624
Medical TTY: 1-800-877-8973

Related downloads

BP Frequently Asked Questions