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§ 130.103. Determination of Entitlement or Non-entitlement for the First Quarter

(a) Division Determination. For each injured employee with an impairment rating of 15% or greater, and who has not commuted any impairment income benefits, the Division will make the determination of entitlement or non-entitlement for the first quarter of supplemental income benefits. This determination shall be made not later than the last day of the impairment income benefit period and the notice of determination shall be sent to the injured employee and the insurance carrier by first class mail, electronic transmission, or personal delivery.

(b) Determination of Entitlement. If the Division determines that the injured employee is entitled to supplemental income benefits for the first quarter, the notice of determination shall include:

(1) the beginning and end dates of the first quarter;

(2) the amount of the monthly payments;

(3) the amount of the wages used to calculate the monthly payment;

(4) instructions for the parties of the procedures for contesting the Division’s determination as provided by § 130.108 of this title (relating to Contesting Entitlement or Amount of Supplemental Income Benefits; Attorney Fees); and

(5) an Application for Supplemental Income Benefits, filing instructions, a filing schedule, and a description of the consequences of failing to timely file.

(c) Determination of non-entitlement. If the Division determines that the injured employee is not entitled to supplemental income benefits for the first quarter, the notice of determination shall include:

(1) the grounds for this determination;

(2) the beginning and end dates of the first quarter;

(3) instructions for the parties of the procedures for contesting the Division’s determination as provided by § 130.108 of this title (relating to Contesting Entitlement to Supplemental Income Benefits); and

(4) an Application for Supplemental Income Benefits, filing instructions, a filing schedule, and a description of the consequences of failing to timely file.

The provisions of this §130.103 adopted to be effective January 31, 1999, 24 TexReg 399; amended to be effective November 28, 1999, 24 TexReg 10339; amended to be effective July 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 2138.

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§ 130.103. Determination of Entitlement or Non-entitlement for the First Quarter

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