2013 New York Consolidated Laws
WKC - Workers' Compensation
Article 9 - (200 - 242) DISABILITY BENEFITS
208 - Payment of disability benefits.
§ 208. Payment of disability benefits. 1. Benefits provided under this article shall be paid periodically and promptly and, except as to a contested period of disability, without any decision by the board. The first payment of benefits shall be due on the fourteenth day of disability and benefits for that period shall be paid directly to the employee within four business days thereafter or within four business days after the filing of required proof of claim, whichever is the later. Thereafter benefits shall be due and payable bi-weekly in like manner. The chairman may determine that benefits may be paid monthly or semi-monthly if wages were so paid, and may authorize deviation from the foregoing requirements to facilitate prompt payment of benefits. Any inquiry which requires the employee's response in order to continue benefits uninterrupted or unmodified shall provide a reasonable time period in which to respond and include a clear and prominent statement of the deadline for responding and consequences of failing to respond. 2. The chairman may, whenever such information is deemed necessary, require any carrier to file in form prescribed by the chairman a report or reports as to any claim or claims, including (but without limitation) dates of commencement and termination of benefit payments and amount of benefits paid under this article. The chairman may also require annually information in respect to the aggregate of benefits paid, the number of claims allowed and disallowed, the average benefits and duration of benefit periods, the amount of payrolls covered and such other information as the chairman may deem necessary for the purposes of administering this article. If the carrier is providing benefits in respect to more than one employer, the chairman may require that such information be shown separately as to those employers who are providing only benefits that are substantially the same as the benefits required in this article.
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