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Commonly asked Claims Disposition Agreement

(CDA) Questions

When will my CDA be approved?
If claimant is represented by an attorney and is waiving the 30 day "cooling off" waiting period: It takes 7 to 10 days from the date the CDA is received by WCB for the CDA to be approved. Board requests for further information or clarification can extend the time before approval.

If claimant is unrepresented: The earliest the Board can approve the CDA for an unrepresented claimant is the 31st day from the date the CDA is received by WCB. See ORS 656.236(1)(a)(C) and (1)(b); OAR 438-009-0022(3)(k).

What are circumstances that may delay Board approval of the CDA?
The Board may find an ambiguity or error in the CDA and request an addendum from the parties to amend, supplement, or clarify the CDA. See CDA Practice Tips that explain frequent problems.

Do I need to send in a copy of the CDA with the original?
No, a copy is not required.

Are copied, faxed, or electronic signatures accepted?
Yes, if transmitted between parties and attorneys. However, a CDA must be filed by mailing or hand delivery to the Board. (Presently, FAX, Portal, or email filing is not permissible.)

Why does the CDA need to be reviewed? I read it and agree with it the way it is.
The Board is required by law to confirm that the CDA complies with the law and that there are no errors, inconsistencies, or ambiguities.

Why can't I waive the 30 days?
The Board is required by law to give unrepresented claimants 30 days from the date of Board receipt of the CDA an opportunity to withdraw the CDA if they change their minds.

Can I hand deliver a CDA or addendum?
Yes, you can drop off a CDA or addendum at any of WCB's staffed offices. The addresses of WCB's staffed offices are:

WCB Salem - 2601 25th St SE, Ste 150, Salem, OR 97302
WCB Portland - 800 NE Oregon St, Ste 340, Portland, OR 97232
WCB Eugene - 1140 Willagillespie Rd, Ste 38, Eugene, OR 97401
WCB Medford - 115 W Stewart Ave, Ste 102, Medford, OR 97501

Can I FAX an addendum?
Yes, addendums can be faxed to 503-373-1684.

Can you expedite my CDA?
Yes, make your request to expedite in writing by mail or fax. However, when claimant is unrepresented, Board approval cannot be granted until the 31st day after Board receipt of the CDA.

How do I receive notice of Board Approval?
"Portal" notice to attorneys and carriers (if they are registered users) posting on WCB's website, postcard (if submitted by the parties), or Board order.

When will I get my check?
Unless otherwise stated in the CDA, the carrier has 14 days after the CDA is approved by the Board to issue a check. Concerns regarding late payment should be directed to your attorney or to a Benefit Consultant at the Workers' Compensation Division at 1-800-452-0288 or (503)947-7585 in Salem.