Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 9. Subsequent Injury Received by Vocationally Handicapped

Certification As Person With Disability -- Eligibility For Benefits Under Fund

39-71-905. Certification as person with disability -- eligibility for benefits under fund. (1) A person who wishes to be certified as a person with a disability for purposes of this part shall apply to the department on forms furnished by the department. The department shall conduct an investigation and shall issue a certificate to a person who, in the department's discretion, meets the requirements for certification. A person shall apply for certification before an injury occurs that is covered by this part. The certification is effective retroactively to the date the department received the application.

(2) If a claimant has met the provisions of subsection (1) and a subsequent claim has been accepted by an insurer, the claim is eligible for the benefits under the fund.

History: En. 92-709.1 by Sec. 1, Ch. 254, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 92-709.1(2); amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 103, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 151, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 64, Ch. 613, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 558, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 43, Ch. 472, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 15, Ch. 377, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 257, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 21, Ch. 112, L. 2009.