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WCAT website search functions – The decision search and site search functions on the WCAT website have been updated as a result of revised technology standards as of October 22, 2015. (Posted 2015/10/22)
Section 251 Referral to the Chair for Lawfulness of Policy (policy item #66.00 RSCM II) – In WCAT-2015-02919, dated September 23, 2015, a WCAT panel referred the issue of the lawfulness of a part of policy item #66.00 of the Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual, Volume II to the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal chair under section 251(2) of the Workers Compensation Act. Policy item #66.00 concerns the application of the general rule for determining long-term average earnings; in particular, the review of average earnings after payment of 10 cumulative weeks of benefits. The impugned portion of the policy provides that in the case of workers covered under the Government Employees Compensation Act who are maintained on full salary, no 10-week review of average earnings is carried out and no payment is made to the worker. The panel’s referral decision can be found here. (Posted 2015/09/30)

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