April 5, 2018
WCAB Resolves Lien Deadline Issue
Lien claimants who filed required supplemental lien declarations on July 2 or 3 of 2017 wondered: would the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) agree to adjudicate those liens? Recently, the WCAB finally made their decision.
California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) mass-dismissed over 292,000 previously filed liens in August, for failure to timely file the retroactive lien declarations by the deadline of July 1. In October, the DWC lifted the dismissal notice on liens for which claimants filed the declaration on July 2 or 3, since July 1 fell on a Saturday.
The liens’ fates were unclear, until last week’s WCAB decision: if the claimant filed their declaration by 5pm on Monday, July 3, they were on time.
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August 16, 2017
DWC Closes Over 292,000 Liens per New Declaration Requirements
On August 14, the DWC dismissed over 292,000 unresolved liens due to the lien claimants’ failure to timely file the required Supplemental Lien Declaration as mandated by SB 1160 for all liens filed between 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2016.
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