OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (AP) Denied claims for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims are rising dramatically.
The increase comes because of a flood of new filings coming in without proper documentation or with no proof at all.
Some 20,000 people have been told they have no right to emergency compensation compared to about 125 denials at the end of September.
This is in addition to many others who say they are getting mere fractions of what they've lost.
Others are receiving large checks and full payments.