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Sec. 31-296a

Workers’ Compensation Act as amended to January 1, 2003

Discontinuance or reduction of payments under oral agreements.

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Sec. 31-296a. Discontinuance or reduction of payments under oral agreements. No employer shall discontinue or reduce payment on account of total or partial incapacity under any oral agreement or in any case where the employer’s acceptance of compensability has been conclusively presumed under subsection (b) of section 31-294c because of failure to file a timely notice contesting liability, if it is claimed by or on behalf of the injured person that his incapacity still continues, unless such employer notifies the commissioner and the employee of the proposed discontinuance or reduction in the manner prescribed in section 31-296 and the commissioner specifically approves such discontinuance or reduction in writing.

(1971, P.A. 510, S. 2; 1972, P.A. 43; P.A. 88-106, S. 2; P.A. 92-31, S. 3, 7.)

History: 1972 act prohibited discontinuing payments “in any case where the employer’s acceptance of compensability has been conclusively presumed ... because of failure to file a timely notice contesting liability” ; P.A. 88-106 added the provisions regarding the reduction of benefits; P.A. 92-31 made a technical change.

Cited. 28 CA 113, 120.

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