By Vicki Needham - 07/12/10 03:04 PM EDT
More than 105,000 claims have been filed by those individuals and businesses affected along the Gulf Coast. More than 52,000 payments have been made, totaling about $165 million, BP reported Monday.
About a month ago, BP and the Obama administration agreed on a package of measures, including the creation of a $20 billion fund to pay for costs and claims from the oil spill.
The company also is creating a separate $100 million account that will provide lost wage payments to oil rig workers who aren’t working now because of the offshore drilling moratorium.