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What is the time frame to collect workers’ compensation benefits?

If you are referring to receiving temporary disability benefits (TDB), you must be unable to carry out your work duties for seven consecutive or non-consecutive days. TDB is awarded retroactively, and you can receive benefits for the seven days before being eligible. There is no waiting period for receiving medical treatment or permanent disability.

To make sure you file on time, you should know that the statute of limitations mandates the workers’ compensation claims be filed within two years after an accident or the last compensation payment. If the claim involves lead poisoning, asbestosis, or hearing loss, occupational illnesses must be filed within two years after the date the worker becomes aware of how the diagnosed condition relates to his or her employment.

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