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Where do I file an Application with the WCAB: Is it where I live or where I work?

In order to dispute whether an employer or insurance company has provided all necessary benefits in a workers compensation case, an application must be filed with the Workers Compensation Appeals Board. There are offices throughout the state, and where you file may depend on several factors.

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The rule on where you can file is contained in California Labor Code Section 5501.5. A link to the California Labor Code is provided below. The DWC also has a web page, wherein you can enter your ZIP Code, and find the address of the nearest WCAB District Office. A link to that page is included below.

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