Media Review: “New York bill would allow survivors to refile COVID death claims”
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“New York bill would allow survivors to refile COVID death claims”
Louise Esola | Business Insurance • December 7, 2023
New legislation introduced by New York lawmakers on Wednesday aims to help families affected by COVID-19. The bill, named S.B. 7792, is specifically for those who lost loved ones due to COVID-19 in work-related circumstances.
In the past, some families were unable to get workers compensation death benefits because they didn’t file their claims in time. Currently, claims must be filed within two years of the death and/or within 30 days of the injury. This new bill, now with the Senate Rules Committee, seeks to change that.
If it becomes law, S.B. 7792 would allow families to reopen and refile their claims even if they missed the previous deadlines. It proposes giving families up to a year from the law’s enactment to submit their claims. This change could provide essential financial support to those who lost family members to COVID-19 at work and previously had their claims denied due to timing issues
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Source: Louise Esola | Business Insurance • December 7, 2023 – “New York bill would allow survivors to refile COVID death claims”