Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 6. Claims for Benefits

Statute Of Limitation Not To Apply During Minority Or Mental Incompetency Unless Guardian Appointed

39-71-602. Statute of limitation not to apply during minority or mental incompetency unless guardian appointed. No limitation of time as provided in 39-71-601 or in this chapter, known as the Workers' Compensation Act, shall run as against any injured worker who is mentally incompetent and without a guardian or an injured minor under 18 years of age who may be without a parent or guardian. A guardian in either case may be appointed by any court of competent jurisdiction, in which event the period of limitations as provided for in 39-71-601 shall begin to run on the date of appointment of such guardian or when such minor arrives at 18 years of age, whichever date is earlier.

History: En. Sec. 10, Ch. 96, L. 1915; re-en. Sec. 2900, R.C.M. 1921; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 121, L. 1925; re-en. Sec. 2900, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 79, L. 1939; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 235, L. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 92-602; amd. Sec. 65, Ch. 397, L. 1979.