How long does the workers’ compensation insurance company have to pay my benefits?
Generally, the insurer must make payment within 14 days after receiving notice of time lost due to a work injury. If you are receiving temporary partial disability benefits, the insurer has 10 days from the day you send in your check stubs to make payment. If the insurance company has been ordered to make payment by the workers’ compensation division, a workers’ compensation judge, or the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, payment must be made within 14 days.
It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to make late payments, which can obviously cause you significant financial distress. In some instances, there may be penalties available against the insurer if they are continuously late. We can help with this situation.