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The District Attorney of Orange County Tony Rackauckas, filed several federal charges against two individuals Christopher and Tanya King.
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.
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.