Event Details

Loss of Earning Power Compensation

Public Hearing - Other
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
2 p.m.


Department of Labor & Industries - Auditorium
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501-5414

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Meeting ID: 936 165 5337


According to RCW 34.05.630(3), the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) will hold a hearing on September 19, 2023, at 2pm to take comments on a recent Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee (JARRC) finding that L&I is using Policy 5.81 in lieu of a rule to administer RCW 51.32.090(3). Notice of the hearing is also published in the Washington State Register under WSR 23-16-082. The JARRC found that by requiring an injured worker to be working in order to receive loss of earning power benefits, L&I is using the equivalent of a policy in place of a rule. L&I will take comments, oral and written, up to that date and report back to the JARRC after the hearing.

Submit written comments by 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 2023, to:
Department of Labor & Industries
Insurance Services / Legal Services
PO Box 44270
Olympia WA 98504-4270

Or send an email to: ClaimsRulesPolicy@LNI.WA.GOV

Additional information:
Policy 5.81: Paying Loss of Earning Power Compensation