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MO: Spouse Awarded Lifetime Benefits for PTD Claimant

A recent court of appeals case affirming a PTD award addressed two important issues: the impact of an application for unemployment benefits on TTD benefits and when a dependent spouse in a PTD case before 2008 may receive benefits even if a claimant dies from unrelated causes. Claimant underwent...

Oregon: Where No Surviving Spouse or Dependent, Estate May Not Recover Benefits Claimant Would Have Been Entitled to Receive

An estate is not a “person” entitled to pursue a claim under ORS 656.218(3), held a divided Court of Appeals of Oregon. Accordingly, where the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board upheld an insurer’s denial of a claim and, while the matter was on appeal, the claimant died...