Can I settle a claim if I am incarcerated?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 12, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Injured workers with dates of injury on or after August 22, 1986, cannot receive workers’ 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 August 22, 1986, BWC will use discretion when settling a claim for an injured worker who is incarcerated.

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