Supplemental Earning Benefits in Baton Rouge
Supplemental earning benefits (SEB) are a special allowance reserved for individuals who are no longer totally disabled, but have an illness or injury that prevents them from earning at least 90% of what they were earning before the accident. Many individuals may need to switch jobs after an injury and may discover that they are not able to earn as much as they were in their original position.
Our team at Joseph H. Jolissaint can assist you in petitioning for SEB and proving that you are an eligible candidate. SEBs are paid monthly to assist individuals in making ends meet financially. Contact us today to speak with an attorney about Supplemental Earning Benefits and how they can help you after your injury or diagnosis.
How do you apply for Louisiana SEB?
A skilled lawyer can walk you through the process of applying for Louisiana SEB. This involves filing a Louisiana Department of Labor Form 1020 at the end of each month to prove that you are still earning less than you were before your injury. You will need to mail this form to your employers’ representative or the Workers’ Compensation insurance company, and they will then pay the benefits. These parties are not required to pay you the benefits if you do not file the form.
Do you have to be working to receive SEB?
Yes, you need to be working if you are going to seek SEB. The state requires that you are currently unable to return to the job that you were performing prior to your accident, or that you may be able to return to your old job but it is no longer available to you.
How long can you receive SEBs?
You can receive SEBs for up to 250 weeks. The benefits will continue so long as you are able to prove that you are still not making the money you were before your inju