Accrued compensation is the unpaid portion of a benefit award for a claim in Allowed status.
The accrued compensation is paid to an injured worker’s dependents (or others shown below) at the time of his or her death, regardless of whether the death was a result of the allowed work injury or occupational disease.
A dependent is a member of the injured worker’s family, such as a spouse or child.
To receive the accrued compensation:
- A dependent must provide proof of dependency.
- A medical provider (or individual who rendered or paid for services pertaining to the injured worker’s death) must provide an invoice, proof of payment, or other credible documentation.
- The executor of an injured worker’s estate must provide proof of executor status and the estate’s tax identification number.
Requesting accrued compensation benefits
To request this benefit, complete the (C-6) Application for Accrued Compensation form.
Accrued compensation award amount
To find out the award amount, contact the assigned Claims Service Specialist (CSS).