On November 9, 2006, Governor Rendell signed Act 147 into law. Act 147 establishes and funds the Uninsured Employer Guaranty Fund, which provides benefits to injured employees of uninsured employers. Article XVI of the act requires that an injured worker notify the Fund within 45 days after the injured worker knew that the employer was uninsured. Further, Act 147 prohibits an injured worker from filing a claim petition against the Fund until at least 21 days after notice of a claim is made to the Fund.
The Bureau has issued a Statement of Policy that provides guidance as to how such claims are to be submitted. This poilcy statement can be found by accessing the link, below. http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol37/37-3/86.html
Thomas P. Cummings, Esq.