A Lump Sum Advancement (LSA) is the pre-payment of future compensation for financial relief and rehabilitation purposes only.
LSA can provide injured workers with financial relief for situations such as, but not limited to:
- Household bills;
- Emergency repairs or purchases (if estimates are submitted in advance to show why the injured worker needs the compensation advancement);
- School tuition for the injured worker or their children;
- A handicap lift being installed in the injured worker's existing or new van.
An LSA can be requested by:
- An injured worker who is currently receiving Permanent Total Disability (PTD) or Permanent Partial (PP) – Scheduled Loss
- A surviving spouse receiving death benefits.
Requesting LSA benefits
To request this benefit, complete the following:
All requests for LSA must have the supporting documentation attached to the application.
LSA award amount
To find out the award amount, contact the assigned Claims Service Specialist (CSS).
Can LSA be awarded for attorney fees?
Yes. The Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) handles LSA attorney fee requests and makes the determination on whether to pay attorney’s fees.
The attorney would request LSA directly from the IC. Once a determination is made, IC staff sends the decision to the assigned BWC Claims Service Specialist (CSS) for processing.