Can I receive workers’ compensation benefits if I am incarcerated?

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 16, 2015 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation benefits are not payable to a claimant during the period of confinement in any state or federal correctional institution. However, the provision denying compensation benefits to a claimant during the period of confinement in a penal institution does not apply to a worker whose award was made prior to the effective date of the statute. Ohio Revised Code § 4123.54(J) establishes the rule for non-payment of compensation or benefits during a duration of confinement or incarceration.

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