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As a reminder to us that disability and entitlement to TIBs can be different questions when a bona fide offer of employment (BFOE) is at issue, the Appeals Panel recently gave guidance and a caution to those of us who care about such things. In a May 29, 2018 decision the AP upheld the ALJ’s determination to throw out a BFOE simply because the DWC-73 attached to the offer was not signed by the doctor. But, the AP then also upheld the ALJ’s determination that the claimant did not have disability. This holding is a reminder that when both BFOE and disability are raised as issues, even if it is determined that there has not been a valid BFOE, the ALJ is still free to find that the claimant did not have disability.Appeals Panel Decision No. 180817, decided May 29, 2018.
- Copyright 2018,Jane Lipscomb Stone, Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP