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Uninsured Employers’ Fund

How to Apply for Benefits


  • You must respond to the WCA and prepare to appear at a mediation conference.
  • Contact an Ombudsman for assistance in preparing your side of the case.

Eligibility Requirements

    In general, to be "eligible" to receive UEF benefits:
    • A worker’s job accident/injury or disease must have occurred on or after June 20, 2003, and at which time;
    • Worker was an employee of the employer; and
    • The employer was required to, but failed to, maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage for worker.


The UEF will pay worker’s compensable medical and lost wage benefits, and thereafter seek reimbursement and a penalty from the employer.
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