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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

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Personal injury and serious accidents

Workers’ compensation

Information provided by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation—
Who can file a claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC)?
How long does it take to process my claim?
How do I know what I am eligible for?
Who is the BWC Customer Service Specialist (CSS) that is handling my claim?
What does the date of injury mean?
Is there a statute of limitations for filing an occupational disease claim?
Is there a statute of limitations on the lifetime of my claim once it has been filed?
What is an occupational disease?
Why was my claim disallowed?
Can I go to any doctor I want?
How do my medical bills get paid?
What is the difference between the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and a managed care organization (MCO)?
Who is the MCO for my claim?
How do I get reimbursed for prescriptions I paid for?
What if I paid more for the prescription than I am reimbursed?
Will I be paid for the entire period of time I am off work?
How does the BWC determine how much I will be paid while I am off work?
Why do the amounts of my checks vary?
How do I sign up for direct deposit?
How long before my money goes directly to my bank?

Social Security disability

What are the current tax, benefit and earning (COLA) amounts?
What do the letters after a Social Security or Medicare number mean?
Do I have to pay income tax on my Social Security benefits?
Can I receive Social Security benefits and SSI?
How can I get a certified copy of a birth certificate?
Will my benefit amount be the same for the rest of my life?
My mother is disabled and I need to stay home to help care for her. Does Social Security provide benefits to a caregiver or housekeeper?
Can I borrow from my future Social Security benefits?
Can a child receive benefits on the record of a grandparent?
Can I opt out of Social Security?
How can I obtain proof of my military service?
Is a copy of my birth certificate good enough to prove my age?
How do workers’ compensation payments affect my disability benefits?
Can a person with a terminal illness qualify for disability benefits?
What are the requirements to receive Social Security benefits?
I am a surviving divorced spouse. Can I receive benefits on my ex-spouse’s record?
How much can I earn and still receive disability benefits?
What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI disability?
Do disabled children qualify for benefits?
How long does it take to get notified of a decision about disability benefits?
Is there a time limit on Social Security disability benefits?
Do disability benefits change once I turn full retirement age?
Why is there a five-month waiting period for Social Security disability benefits?
Will I automatically get Medicare benefits if I get disability benefits?
I receive disability and my condition has worsened. Can my benefit be increased?
What is the earliest age that I can receive disability benefits?
How many credits are required to be eligible for disability?
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