How Do I Qualify For Benefits?
Crewmembers with injury or illness directly connected to operations as a commercial fisherman must hold valid commercial fishing licenses or limited entry permits before the time of injury or illness to qualify for benefits. Onset of injury or illness must be onshore in Alaska or on Alaska waters. Initial treatment must be received within 60 days after onset of injury or illness. An application must be submitted within one (1) year after initial treatment. Finally, each treatment must be documented by a medical chart note and submitted.
Two reports must be completed including Fisherman's Report of Injury or Illness and Physician's Report of Injury or Illness. The fisherman and physician must each fully complete their respective report. These two reports need be completed only once, by the fisherman upon his initial treatment, and by the initial treating physician.
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