(a) An injured employee who has lost entitlement to supplemental income benefits under § 130.106(a) of this title (relating to Loss of Entitlement to Supplemental Income Benefits), and is discharged from employment within 12 months of losing entitlement, will become re-entitled if the employer discharged the injured employee with intent to deprive the injured employee of supplemental income benefits.
(b) An injured employee seeking reinstated supplemental income benefits under this section shall request a benefit contested case hearing, as provided by Chapter 142 of this title (relating to Dispute Resolution–Benefit Contested Case Hearing).
(c) The injured employee bears the burden of proof of discharge with intent to deprive.
(d) Supplemental income benefits reinstated under this section begin to accrue on the day after the injured employee’s discharge.
The provisions of this §130.109 adopted to be effective April 17, 1992, 17 TexReg 2400; amended to be effective July 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 2138.