Iowa Workers' Compensation Questions & Answer Brochure

The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has three core functions:

  • Adjudication of disputed workers' compensation claims
  • Enforcement of compliance standards
  • Education of Iowans about workers' compensation laws and procedures.

DWC annually issues brochure to help educate Iowans about rights and responsibilities under Iowa workers' compensation law for the identified time period.

Current Version

Effective:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

To view the Questions & Answers brochure in effect from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, click here.

Upcoming Version

Effective:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

To view the Questions & Answers brochure that will be in effect from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020, click here.

Note:  DWC is making this version available in advance of the typical July 1 effective date for the annual brochure. The Iowa General Assembly is reconvening in June after a hiatus due to COVID-19. There is a possibility the legislature could make changes to Iowa workers' compensation law after reconvening. DWC will revise the brochure as appropriate if the legislature makes any changes to Iowa workers' compensation laws before adjourning.

Past Versions

To view past versions of the DWC Questions & Answer brochure, click on the corresponding link below: