4123-3-31 Disabled workers' relief fund: claimant's payments.

(A) On and after August 22, 1986, all persons, without regard to date of injury, who are receiving compensation for permanent and total disability which, when combined with disability benefits received pursuant to the Social Security Act, is less than three hundred forty-two dollars per month adjusted annually as provided in division (B) of section 4123.62 of the Revised Code, shall be eligible to participate in the disabled workers' relief fund. For purposes of this rule, this amount shall be referred to as the "DWRF qualifying figure."

(B) Each person who has satisfied the requirements of paragraph (A) of this rule shall receive from the disabled workers' relief fund a monthly amount equal to either the difference between the DWRF qualifying figure and such amount as the person is receiving per month as disability benefits from the social security administration or the difference between the DWRF qualifying figure and such amount as the person is receiving under the workers' compensation laws for permanent total disability, whichever calculation results in the lower DWRF payment. The following is an example of the computations to be performed pursuant to this rule.

$ 800.00 DWRF qualifying figure

- 400.00 permanent total disability benefits

$ 400.00

$ 800.00 DWRF qualifying figure

- 300.00 disability social security benefits

$ 500.00

$ 400.00 = DWRF payment

(C) For purposes of this rule, in the case of individuals who have received a commutation of permanent total disability benefits pursuant to the provisions of section 4123.64 of the Revised Code, payments from the disabled workers' relief fund shall be calculated as if such commutation had not been made.

(D) This rule shall only apply to DWRF payments for August 22, 1986, and thereafter, and shall have no effect on DWRF payments for any periods prior to August 22, 1986.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/07/2014 and 01/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12 , 4121.121
Rule Amplifies: 4121.12 , 4121.121 , 4123.412 , 4123.413 , 4123.414
Prior Effective Dates: 8/22/86 (Emer.), 11/8/86, 2/10/09