A collegue recently brought this issue to my attention and I thought it would be a learning opportunity to discuss an E/C’s right to offset temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits with Claimant’s entitlement to unemployment compensation (UC) benefits.

Once again, it is important for E/C’s to send a DWC-30 form to Claimant’s to get authorization for UC information.  Without this information, an E/C is not entitled to take an offset against future TPD benefits.  

So, send the form!  Send the form!  Send the. . . Uh, you get the idea. . . (more…)