How are payments made?

After the claim against the Second Injury Fund is resolved, either by an approved settlement, or based upon a Final Award entered by an administrative law judge, the Division will requisition the payments. Payments for medical bills may go directly to the medical providers or to the employee and his/ her attorney in uninsured employer cases. All attorney’s fees and applicable liens are deducted prior to the final payment being made in the case. Direct deposit is an option available to persons receiving ongoing weekly benefits.

If you have a question as to the status of your payment from the Second Injury Fund, call 800-775-2667 and ask for a Second Injury Fund Technician.

Workers' Compensation - Second Injury Fund

  1. How do I know if I am eligible for Physical Rehabilitation Benefits from the Second Injury Fund?
  2. How are the rehabilitation benefit amounts calculated?
  3. What is the maximum number of weeks allowed for this benefit?
  4. How much money will I receive if I qualify for this benefit?
  5. How often do checks for the rehabilitation benefit get mailed?
  6. What happens if I go to a facility that is not certified by the Division?
  7. How do I qualify for Second Injury Fund?
  8. How do I claim benefits from the Second Injury Fund?
  9. Do I need an attorney to file a claim against the Second Injury Fund?
  10. What happens after a claim is filed, and how long does it take for my Second Injury Fund case to settle?
  11. What is the status of my claim?
  12. How long do I have to file a claim against the Second Injury Fund?
  13. How are payments made?
  14. How much money will I get/how is the settlement figured?
  15. My attorney won’t return my calls. What can I do?
  16. May I come and pick up my check?
  17. I received an e-mail about a quarterly report that was due to the Division. What is this quarterly report for? We don’t write Workers’ Compensation policies. Why do I have to report?
  18. Do we have to report quarterly? Can we be exempt from reporting, since we don’t write workers’ compensation insurance?
  19. Where can I find the Affidavit of Zero Reporting? (Commercial Insurers Only)
  20. Can the Affidavit of Zero Reporting be faxed to the Division?
  21. If I am reporting $0s or have a credit balance for a quarter, do I still need to mail a hard copy to the Division?
  22. Where do I find my access code and ID number?
  23. Do I have to fill out the Electronic Partnering/Confidentiality Agreement?
  24. Does a new Electronic Partnering/Confidentiality Agreement need to be completed if the contact person changes?
  25. Can more than one person receive the e-mails from the Division?
  26. Does each contact on file with the Division have his/her own access code & ID number?
  27. How are the late penalty and interest calculated?
  28. What is considered late?
  29. Does the Division accept postmark dates?
  30. I report for more than one company. Can I send in one check for all the companies for which I am reporting?
  31. What are the historical Second Injury Fund Surcharge (SIF), Workers’ Compensation Administrative Tax and Workers′ Compensation Administrative Surcharge rates?
  32. How do I report retrospective policies?
  33. How do I correct a quarterly report form after I have submitted it electronically to the Division?
  34. Do we have to report quarterly? Can we be exempt from reporting since we don’t write workers’ compensation insurance?

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