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In California, how can you tell if you have been approved to

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In California, how can you tell if you have been approved to receive workers compensation? How long does it take for payments to begin? Is there anything that will need to be neogiciated for TTD?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert: replied 1 year ago.

Immediately needed medical care should be authorized within 1 day of employer receiving the claim form. Temporary disability won't start for 3 days unless hospitalized.

You should be notified by your employer or its claims administrator within 90 days from the date the claim form is given to your employer. If you do not, your injury will be presumed to be covered.

The claims administrator must keep you up to date by sending letters that explain:
How TD payment amounts were determined
Reasons for any delay in TD payments
Reasons for changes in TD payment amounts
Why TD benefits are ending.

Contact the I&A officer at your local DWC district office for a status report. The DWC also has a call center through which many calls to local offices are routed. The call center staff is also fully equipped to give you status updates on your case.