SSA has signed an agreement with the state agency for online access to Iowa’s WC records.
Certain designated SSA personnel in ODO, MAMPSC, and Iowa Field Offices can obtain
Iowa workers compensation verification from their workstations. Technicians should
use this online verification before contacting the state agency. In addition to available
payment records, the designated technicians have access to information on insurance
carriers in case further development is required.
Once you are certain the WC evidence is not in file, check the Workers' Compensation
(WC) Resource Page in DI
52140.020 since Iowa is a State that provides SSA with access to its online records. The value
of online records can vary from State to State and some development may still be required.
However, the sites available usually provide contact information for the employer,
WC carrier or the WC attorney, which can jump-start the development process. Also
included in the WC resources intranet site is a list of individuals with online access
to those individual State records.
The timeliness and entirety of information on the screens depends on the carrier reporting
the information to the state agency. Records may vary in the data available and the
stage of case completion. It is important that users evaluate each case individually
and apply SSA evidentiary standards to the information located in the state screens.