Notary Requirement for LIBC-751, Notification of Modification/Suspension, as of October 1, 2021

Special Workers' Compensation Alert - Pennsylvania

The effects of the COVID-19 virus on Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system resulted in Governor Wolf announcing he was suspending parts of Section 413 of the Act relating to the notarization requirement of Form LIBC-751, Notification of Suspension or Modification. The changes allowed insurers seeking to suspend or modify benefits after a claimant’s return to work to file the Notification of Suspension/Modification form without a signed and notarized affidavit. This was the only aspect of the Section that was altered. Insurers remained obligated to comply with the remainder of the Section by mailing the Notification form to the claimant within seven days of the date compensation was suspended or modified. 

The suspension of that portion of Section 413 of the Act will expire on September 30, 2021.  As of October 1, 2021, parties will be required to obtain notarization of Form LIBC-751, Notification of Suspension or Modification.

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