You can start filing for your bp settlement at the GCCF claims center or the Gulf Coast Claims Facility office. You will find an office in any state that was affected by the oil spill in 2010. The facility office will process all the applications then forward them to the Federal Court for further evaluation. The facility no longer makes the final decision about the amount of settlement claim that the claimant would get. It would be the judge and the steering committee that will make decide if the claimant would receive some amount from the oil company. The claimant would usually get a good compensation if he or she has all the documents that would make the application valid or authentic. There are different ways to know if the documents are valid. The claimant can show the documents to a lawyer and ask if the documents would be accepted by the GCCF facility. The claimant may also hire an attorney who will be able to represent the case in the Court and make sure that everything is done correctly. It is important to submit all the documents and all the forms without any mistakes. The claimant should get a legal advice before sending the documents to the GCCF center.