[Cross reference: SIBs (I31)]
Filing the DWC-52.
Section 130.101(1) describes the form and information required for an application for SIBs, form DWC-52 . Section 130.104(c) describes the manner in which an IW is to file a DWC-52. The IW shall file the DWC-52 no later than seven days before and no earlier than 20 days before the beginning of the quarter for which the IW is applying for SIBs. The IC is to return any DWC-52 received more than 20 days before the beginning of the quarter. Section 130.104.
Untimely Filing DWC-52.
An IW who fails to timely file a DWC-52 with the IC shall not receive SIBs for the period of time between the beginning date of the quarter and the date on which the form was received by the IC, unless one of the following applies:
1. the IC failed to timely mail the form to the IW as provided by Section 130.104;
2. the Division failed to issue a determination of entitlement or non-entitlement for the first quarter and the quarter applied for immediately follows the first quarter; or
3. a finding of an IR of 15% or greater in an administrative or judicial proceeding when the previous IR was less than 15%.
Section 130.105 .
IW Failed to Timely File DWC-52.
On November 13, 2003, the Division sent the IW a notice of nonentitlement for the first quarter of SIBs. The IW testified at the CCH that the IC did not send him any application for SIBs. The IW filed his DWC-52 for the second, third, and fourth quarters of SIBs on September 9, 2004. The HO found that the IC failed to mail the IW an application for SIBs prior to September 9, 2004, and determined that the IC was not relieved of liability due to the IW's failure to timely file a DWC-52 because the IC failed to provide copies of the DWC-52 in accordance with Division rules. The AP reversed the HO, noting that under Section 130.104(b), the IC is required to send the IW an application for SIBs for a subsequent quarter with either the first payment for a quarter of SIBs or a determination of nonentitlement for any quarter of SIBs. The duty of an IC to send the IW an application for SIBs arises only with either the first payment of SIBs or a determination of nonentitlement for any quarter. Because the Division determined the IW was not entitled to SIBs for the first quarter, the IW had to apply for a subsequent quarter of SIBs in order for the IC to be required to send an application to the IW under Section 130.104(b). The AP further noted that the exceptions under Section 130.105(a) do not apply to the facts of this case. The AP therefore reversed the HO and determined that the IC was relieved of liability for the payment of SIBs for the second and third quarter, and for that portion of the fourth quarter between July 10, 2004, and September 9, 2004. APD 050280.