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OhioBWC - Basics:  Audit Review/Request

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the date that no payments of benefits are allowed due to statutory closure under Ohio law according to ORC4123.52. The date of injury, disability or death and the claim type determine the statute of limitations for a claim.
  • For medical-only claims with dates of injury (DOI) prior to Dec. 11, 1967, the statutory time limit under ORC 4123.52 is 10 years from the last date of a medical or compensation payment.
  • Medical-only claims with DOI from Dec. 11, 1967, to Aug. 25, 2006, have a statutory time limit of six years from the last medical payment or six years from the date of injury in the absence of payment of medical benefits or wages in lieu of compensation.
  • For medical-only claims with DOI on or after Aug. 25, 2006, the statutory time limit is five years from the date of last medical bill payment or five years from the date of injury in the absence of payment of medical benefits or wages in lieu of compensation.
  • For lost-time claims with dates of injury (DOI) prior to Dec. 11, 1967, the statutory time limit under RC 4123.52 is 10 years from the last date of medical or compensation paid under 4123.56, 4123.57 or 4123.58, or wages paid in lieu of compensation.
  • Lost-time claims with dates of injury from Dec. 11, 1967, to Aug. 25, 2006, have a statutory time limit of 10 years from the last payment of medical benefits or compensation paid under ORC 4123.56 (A) or (B), 4123.57, or 4123.58, or wages paid in lieu of compensation. If no compensation is paid or no wages are paid in lieu of compensation, the statutory limit is six years from the last medical bill payment.
  • For claims with DOI Aug. 25, 2006, and after, the statutory time limit is five years from the date of last payment of medical benefits, compensation paid under ORC 4123.56 (A) or (B), 4123.57, or 4123.58, or wages in lieu of compensation. If no compensation is paid or no wages are paid in lieu of compensation, the statutory time limit is five years from the date of last medical bill payment.


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