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Jeff Atwater

As Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, I am committed to ensuring that every citizen and every business negatively affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are made whole. While the stories have dropped from the headlines, I am well aware that real struggles continue, and I am determined to ensure every legitimate claim gets paid and every community is restored.

Even for those of you who have accepted final payment from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), I know that does not mean your challenges are over. Many Floridians are facing economic challenges today, that's why I launched Your Money Matter$, a financial education initiative that aims to teach Floridians of all ages how to make the most out of their money, and for small businesses how to strengthen and grow their enterprises.

My Department has been involved from the beginning and understands that oil spill victims are not asking for a handout, only what they are due. When that happens, only then can we declare an end to the oil spill.

Press Releases

January 10, 2012 – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s Letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder inquiring as to when the U.S. Department of Justice plans to commence its audit of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF).

January 20, 2011 – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s Letter to BP Claims Administrator Kenneth Feinberg on formally requesting that a representative of the Florida Department of Financial Services participate in the methodology created to determine claims payments.

May 13, 2010 – Summary of the Federal Administration's Proposed Oil Spill Legislation.

In the News

Fraud pollutes BP oil-spill compensation fund for Gulf Coast victims from Florida to Louisiana - Miami Herald 8-19-12

Florida counties plan for BP oil spill fines - CBS News 8-17-12


Florida Claim Office Locations

Claims Offices are available to assist you 9:00 am to 7:00 pm local time, Monday through Saturday.

Apalachicola, FL, (Map It & Get Directions)
194 14th Street
Suite 106
Apalachicola, FL 32320

Clearwater, FL, (Map It & Get Directions)
2551 Drew Street
Suite 303
Clearwater, FL 33765

Ft. Walton Beach, FL, (Map It & Get Directions)
348 Miracle Strip S.W. Parkway
Suite 34
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Naples, FL (Map It & Get Directions)
14700 Tamiami Trail N (Rt. 41)
Naples, FL 34100

Panama City Beach, FL, (Map It & Get Directions)
7938 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Pensacola, FL, (Map It & Get Directions)
7555 Hwy 98 West
Suites 3 & 4
Pensacola, FL 32506