Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Workers' Compensation Division

Rule Rule 436-075-0010
Criteria for Eligibility


(1) The department will issue a bulletin to notify all insurers of changes in the Retroactive Program benefit levels whenever the director determines a change is necessary under ORS 656.506 (Assessments for programs)(7).
(2) Eligibility for Retroactive Program benefits is based on the worker’s injury date as follows:
(a) Workers or beneficiaries eligible to receive either death or permanent total disability benefits become eligible for Retroactive Program benefit increases when the benefits granted under the Retroactive Program bulletin exceed the benefits provided by the statute in effect at the time of the injury.
(b) Workers receiving temporary total disability benefits are eligible for Retroactive Program benefit increases as follows:
(A) Workers with injuries occurring before July 1, 1973 are eligible for Retroactive Program benefit increases;
(B) Workers with injuries occurring from July 1, 1973 through April 1, 1974 may be eligible for benefits according to the limits defined in the Retroactive Program bulletin; and
(C) Workers with injuries occurring on or after April 1, 1974 are not eligible to receive Retroactive Program increases to their temporary total disability benefit.

(3)

A claim is not eligible for Retroactive Program benefits if all issues except compensable medical services are disposed of under ORS 656.236 (Compromise and release of claim matters except for medical benefits) or settled under ORS 656.289 (Orders of Administrative Law Judge) before becoming eligible under section (2) of this rule.
(4) Costs for claims of subject workers of a noncomplying employer under ORS 656.052 (Prohibition against employment without coverage) are not eligible for reimbursement from the program, but remain a cost recoverable from the employer under ORS 656.054 (Claim of injured worker of noncomplying employer)(2).
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