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  1. #1
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    Default PPD Awards & Payouts

    hi everyone..
    i'm new here and wanted to say hello and how happy/thankful i am that i came across this site this morning! i wish i would have found it a long..time ago. i have an attorney, but as well know, for some reason it just feels better, more simple, to talk in an outlet such as this, a forum.. at least a think so.
    at any rate, my question is this: does anyone know from experience how long it really takes to receive their PPD settlement check? i was just awarded mine, after going through months and months of appeals.. the complete process (but it worked to my benefit -- take that! employer!). i've heard different things, like one month, more than that... i'm just curious...


    thanks!

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    Default Re: PPD Awards & Payouts

    There is no 'normal' time frame...
    ALL cases are unique unto themselves... just as the IW's are unique.
    And as such, the injuries, and settlements should not be compared.

    Claims can settle in as lettle as a couple days/weeks/months... to many years...it depends on the parties.

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    i suppose i didn't make myself clear.. i was just recently given my award, the "percentage".. and it is "final" seeing as it has gone through every stage. my question was if anyone knew from experience how long it acually did take to receive their check... different people tell you different things, is why is ask.

    thanks

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    Default Re: PPD Awards & Payouts

    what type of injury did you have-an what was your ppd rating

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    Default Re: PPD Awards & Payouts

    Quote Quoting eirosfactur View Post
    i suppose i didn't make myself clear.. i was just recently given my award, the "percentage".. and it is "final" seeing as it has gone through every stage. my question was if anyone knew from experience how long it acually did take to receive their check... different people tell you different things, is why is ask.

    thanks
    I recieved three %pp awards...two were recieved after a 10 day waiting period and another after 20 days.

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    Default Re: PPD Awards & Payouts

    The following is copied and pasted directly from the OHIO BWC's web Site Glossary:


    Pending settled medical and indemnity a settlement agreement has been generated to settle claim in its entirety. The claim is held for 30 days before the settlement can be finalized. During the hold period any party to the claim may withdraw from the settlement.
    Pending settled - indemnity - an agreement among all parties has been generated settling the indemnity (compensation) portion of the claim. The medical portion of the claim will remain open. The claim is held for 30 days before the settlement can be finalized. During the hold period any party to the claim may withdraw from the settlement.
    Pending settled - medical - an agreement among all parties has been generated settling the medical portion of the claim. The indemnity (compensation) portion of the claim will remain open. The claim is held for 30 days before the settlement can be finalized. During the hold period any party to the claim may withdraw from the settlement.


    It appears you have a 30 day wait. If you have gone beyond that already I'd suggest that you call 1-800-644-6292, this is the BWc's toll-free customer assistance line 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. Or you could call your Attorney maybe he'll know. He will most likely be the one that gets the check, and then he'll cut you one in return. Good Luck!

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    Here is some more I found while looking for something else:

    How does BWC evaluate a claim for settlement?
    BWC has no pre-set formulas for determining the settlement value of a claim. The settlement figure is the amount BWC is willing to pay you for the anticipated future cost of your claim. These costs are then pro-rated based upon the likelihood that they will occur. BWC considers both the future medical and indemnity (compensation) when it evaluates the claim. For example, if you file for a claim where you may need surgery or lose time from work, BWC will consider both of these as part of the settlement. It is important to note that BWC does not base settlement value on pain and suffering or administrative costs.


    What happens after the settlement is approved?
    The effective settlement date is the day BWC mails the settlement agreement. Then the 30-day waiting period begins. This is a cooling-off period for the settlement parties. During this time, any party to the claim can withdraw from the settlement and re-negotiate any changes in the terms of the original settlement agreement. None of the parties can waive the 30-day waiting period. The settlement is binding if BWC does not receive a written withdrawal before the expiration of the 30-day waiting period. BWC suspends all ongoing medical and compensation benefits at the beginning of the 30-day waiting period.


    How can I withdraw from a settlement?
    Any party, including BWC, can withdraw its consent to the settlement agreement anytime prior to expiration of the 30-day waiting period. To withdraw from the settlement the party must send the request in writing and send it to BWC before the expiration of the 30 days. If any party withdraws from the settlement, BWC will issue a letter of explanation to all parties.


    Can BWC collect overpayment from my settlement?
    If you received an overpayment in your claim, BWC will absorb the overpayment out of the settlement before you receive your money. This applies even if you were overpaid in another claim. Once BWC handles the existing overpayment, you will receive any remaining balance. If the overpayment amount exceeds the amount of the settlement, BWC will absorb the entire settlement.
    For example, if you were overpaid by $2,000 and you agreed to a settlement of $1,500, BWC will absorb the entire settlement and apply it toward the overpayment. The remaining overpayment would be $500.


    Can family (child) support be collected from the settlement?
    If you owe any family support, the family support agency will take proceeds from the settlement to cover the debt. The family support agency has first claim on the settlement money. BWC will notify the family support agency when it generates the settlement agreement and will hold the settlement for a 30-day period. If you do owe, BWC will send the money directly to the Family Support Enforcement Agency.


    What if I have unpaid medical or rehab bills?
    When BWC receives an application, it sends letters to all medical or rehab providers who submitted bills within the last two years. This letter gives the provider 20 days to submit any outstanding bills and tells how to resolve outstanding billing issues. Once BWC issues the settlement agreement, BWC will not pay any bills. If an outstanding bill is discovered and your claim is within the 30-day waiting period, BWC can dismiss the settlement and resolve the billing issue.


    Can I settle multiple claims?
    You can settle multiple claims with one if all claims are with the same employer. For example, you may have three claims for separate injuries with the same employer. However, if more than one employer is involved, you must file a separate application for each employer. So, if you have three claims with three different employers, you must file a separate settlement application for each claim. The applications must include the signatures of each employer.


    Can I file for a partial settlement?
    BWC bases most settlements on both the projected future medical costs and the indemnity (compensation) costs. However, in rare circumstances, you may settle part of a claim. For example, you may want to settle the indemnity (compensation) portion of your claim but leave the medical portion open. If you choose to do this you will no longer be eligible to receive any future compensation in the claim. But you will be eligible for further medical treatment. BWC will use discretion when considering requests for partial settlement.


    Can I settle a claim if incarcerated?
    Injured workers with dates of injury on or after Aug. 22, 1986 cannot receive worker's compensation benefits while incarcerated. Therefore, BWC will not settle a claim if you are incarcerated or if BWC learns you will be incarcerated. BWC will withdraw from the settlement if it learns of the incarceration during the 30-day waiting period. BWC will not issue the settlement payment if it learns of the incarceration after the 30-day waiting period expires but before it issues settlement payment. You can only settle if you receive the payment before the date of incarceration. Although these rules do not apply for any claim with a date of injury prior to Aug. 22, 1986, BWC will use discretion when settling a claim for any injured worker who is incarcerated.

    Hope that helps also.

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    Default Re: PPD Awards & Payouts

    I just went thru this PPD thing in July this year. A tentative order came out in July which stated an appeal had to be done within 20 days of the tentative order. There was no appeal in my case so I recieved the check the same week the 20 days expired. Hope this helps.

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