What is a claim for benefits?

A: A claim for benefits is the name given to the document on which the injured worker asks for the benefits he or she is seeking. It can be the formal document entitled “Claim for Benefits” but it can also be something as simple as a letter. The fact that a document was filed listing an injured workers’ date of injury, body parts injured, and benefits requested is more important than the form on which it is written.


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