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Commonly asked Board Review Questions

How do I request an appeal on the last day?

 

You can hand-deliver your written request to any of WCB's staffed offices. The addresses for WCB's staffed offices are:
Salem: 2601 25th St SE Suite 150
Portland: 800 NE Oregon Street Suite 340
Eugene: 1140 Willagillespie Rd, Ste 38
Medford: 131 E Main St, Ste 200

 

Or you can fax your appeal to (503) 373-1600.

 

How long will it take for the Board to review my case?

 

Except in extraordinary circumstances, Board review shall be scheduled for a date not later than 90 days after it receives the request for review. After it completes its review, the Board shall make its decision within 30 days.

 

Why does it take so long to get an order from the Board?

 

It depends on the complexity of the case, the issues raised, and whether the parties request extensions of time to prepare their briefs.

 

Why can it take longer to get an answer if the law says 90 days?

 

If the parties file extensions of time to submit their briefs, that can cause this period to run long. The 90 day (120 day) review period can be extended by unforeseen or extraordinary circumstances.

 

Can new information be sent to the Board on my case?

 

The Board cannot accept new information that was not introduced at Hearing. However, if the Board considers the new information relevant, it may be accepted into the record on remand to Hearings.

 

When will I receive the compensation due that was awarded by the ALJ's order (compensation stayed)?

 

A Board order becomes final 30 days after it is issued. If the compensation due is ultimately found payable under the Board order, payment shall begin 14 days from the date the Board order becomes final.