(a) An employee is entitled to timely and accurate income benefits as provided in this chapter.
(b) Except as otherwise provided by this section or this subtitle, income benefits shall be paid weekly as and when they accrue without order from the commissioner. Interest on accrued but unpaid benefits shall be paid, without order of the commissioner, at the time the accrued benefits are paid.
(c) The commissioner by rule shall establish requirements for agreements under which income benefits may be paid monthly. Income benefits may be paid monthly only:
(1) on the request of the employee and the agreement of the employee and the insurance carrier; and
(2) in compliance with the requirements adopted by the commissioner.
(d) An employee's entitlement to income benefits under this chapter terminates on the death of the employee. An interest in future income benefits does not survive after the employee's death.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1426, § 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.104, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1153 (H.B. 2089), § 1, eff. September 1, 2011.