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    I am on WC & I went back to doctor one week ago because WC stated my case was closed even though my doctor did not sign off on my medical release. My doctor again did not sign off on my release and it has been three weeks since I have received a payment from WC. What is the length of time that WC is allowed to withold payment on a claim? When I received original documentation it stated they wouldn't be behind more than 14 days in paying out a claim. Does anyone know the standard wait time that WC gives?

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    First of all, why does the carrier consider the claim closed? Did you enter into a settlement? Have an independent medical exam that found you could return to work? Reach MMI? If you don't know, you need to call the carrier and ask.
    I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.