This is more of a Workers Compenstion question than a divorce question - but the answer is that the insurance company will usually drag its feet as long as it can.
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the longer the ins company keeps the money in its account the longer it makes interest, so be careful.
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It depends on whether or not you need approval from Medicare. If not it usually takes a couple of weeks. But it is best to ask your attorney as he/she will have the best estimate of the time frame.
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