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January 2021 Notices     Go back to Notices
We are closed Friday, January 1st, 2021 in observance of New Year's Day and Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
15 Practitioners Take Note: Exhibits for hearings are REQUIRED to be uploaded to the case file at least three (3) days prior to the hearing. Practitioners are not complying with this requirement. The Commission expects ALL attorneys to comply and submit their exhibits timely. No paper documents will be accepted at the hearing.
  The Commission notes that there have been many unnecessary last minute requests for postponement or issues are being withdrawn at the last minute. This late action impacts everyone and severely hampers the ability of the Commission to timely set priority cases.   During this time when the number of cases that can be set are reduced, it is imperative that attorneys plan accordingly. The Commission asks that whenever possible, you file requests for postponements or withdraw issues far enough in advance that another case can be set.   
11 Updated procedures for video hearings, are posted at this link:  Instructions for Video Hearings, Exhibit Submissions and COVID-19 Courtroom Protocols.
When a claim requested as VRH is already scheduled for an onsite hearing, you must also submit a Request for Continuance of that hearing, noting the VRH as the justification.
  Pursuant to Open Meeting requirements, we announce that the Commissioners will telephonically hold the Commission meeting scheduled for January 14, 2021 starting at 9:30 am.  If you would like to observe the meeting, please dial 978-990-5027 and at the prompt, enter 6843748 plus the pound sign.  If you plan to attend this meeting, please send an email to  If you are a guest on the call, please do not announce yourself; ESPECIALLY if you enter after 9:30 am.  For information to improve sound quality, please read the tips on the following link:
7 Notice of Revised Forms – The following forms have been revised and updated and are now available as fillable PDF forms on our Forms and Instructions page. The forms have been revised to update instructions, certifications, and statutory references, as well as to reflect the standardized appearance of all WCC forms:

C-35 Dependent’s Claim for Death Benefits
C-18 Certification of Funeral Expenses
C-19 Claim for Funeral Benefits Only

Please note that the Commission does not accept form filing via email/attachment or fax. Please begin using the new forms immediately.
4 Calendar Year 2021 Medical Fee Guide(MFG) content is posted to our Medical Fee Guide Info page.