Re: I Really Need
I'll assume your case is in West Virginia.
Benefits for Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
How long can a person be on wc?
Effective June 1, 2003, the Workers' Compensation Division implemented guidelines for disability periods for claimants on temporary total disability. For more details click on the link below:
Benefits for Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
If disability is 85% to 100%, benefits are payable for life. Claimants receiving benefits prior to 7/1/1994 shall not have their benefits reduced based upon the requirement that such benefits shall not exceed the applicable Federal minimum wage.
Benefits for Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
Awards of PTD, including pending claims, are payable until claimant attains the age necessary to receive Social Security Old Age Retirement. A claimant may elect to receive reduced payments to provide an annuity at death for surviving dependents.
Nothing. As long as you are recieving medical and wage loss payments.
What do I do next and how soon do I need to do it?
The only time you do anything is in response to an action by the insurance.
At the first sign of problems, hire an attorney, don't wait!!
No, your comp continues uninterupted, there will be an offest in your SSDI to compensate for your comp though.
If I apply for disability does my wc end when I apply?
Don't panic, you'll be fine.
Last edited by tony; 04-26-2010 at 03:23 PM.
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