PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart DI – Disability InsuranceChapter 521 – Workers' Compensation/Public Disability Benefit (WC/PDB) OffsetSubchapter 20 – State Specific Workers' Compensation (WC) ProceduresTransmittal No. 22, 11/16/2018
This is a minor update to Mississippi WC POMS to include a reminder to check available online resources for WC payment information in DI
This is a Quick Action Transmittal (QAT). The revision does not change or introduce new policy or procedure.
Summary of Changes
DI 52120.135 Mississippi Workers’ Compensation (WC)
Subsection A. - Added 2nd paragraph to remind technicians to check WC Resource page in DI
52140.020 for states with available online resources.
All payments are limited to 450 weeks and subject to a State maximum.
Once you are certain the WC evidence is not already in file, check the WC Resource Page in DI 52140.020 to see if that state is one 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 just-start the development process. Also included in the WC resource intranet site is a list of limited individuals in the PC with online access to those individual State records.
WC Commission's decision is final unless a petition for review is filed within 20 days. The Commission's decision upon review is final unless either party files for judicial review within 30 days. In addition, for the period of one year, the WC Commission can review a compensation order but only for a change in condition or mistake in fact.
Mississippi does not pay a cost of living increase or any other increase.
The maximum attorney fee for a case decided by the WC Commission is 25 percent. If the case is heard in court the attorney may charge 33 1/3 percent.
Mississippi WC does not offset due to the receipt of RIB.
http://www.mwcc.State.ms.us/ - Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Website
http://www.mslawyer.com/mwcc/mwcc.html - Mississippi Lawyer Information Site
DI 52150.045 - For individual State maximum rates visit
DI 52150.060 - Prorating a WC/PDB Lump Sum Settlement
DI 52150.030 - Considering the RIB Option
DI 52150.050 - Excludable Expenses