The Workers' Compensation Trust Fund (WCTF), which is overseen by the Office of Legal Counsel, was created by statute pursuant to MGL c. 152, § 65. Section 65 provides for payment of compensation, adjustment and reimbursement due to parties bringing claims under specific sections of Ch. 152.

Specifically, the WCTF proceeds are used to:
 

  • Reimburse adjustments made to weekly compensation under § 34B - Cost of Living Adjustments - reimbursement under this provision is made to Insurers upon proof of payment.
  • Reimburse adjustments made to weekly compensation under § 35C - Latent Injury Claims - reimbursement under this provision is made to Insurers upon proof of payment.
  • Reimburse certain apportioned benefits pursuant to § 37 and § 37A - Second Injury Claims - reimbursement under this provision is made to Insurers upon proof of payment.
  • Pay vocational rehabilitation benefits pursuant to § 30H when such benefits are deemed appropriate and the Insurer denies the request for such benefits. However, in some cases, see § 30H, the Insurer may be asked to reimburse the WCTF
  • Pay benefits resulting from approved claims against employers within the Commonwealth who are uninsured pursuant to § 65.

NOTE: No monies will be paid out, per order of the Comptrollers Office, without the IRS Form W9 being completed. Completed W9 Forms should be returned to the Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Industrial Accidents, 1 Congress St., Suite100, Boston, MA 02114-2017.