The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) requires the electronic filing (eFiling) of documents on the Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES.
You can eFile documents, track the status of your filings, review filings by other parties, and receive documents and notifications from the DWC.
To log in to WCES, click here.
Requesting an Account
You must request an account on the WCES website to eFile. There is no cost to register.
For a video on how to request an account, click here.
eFiling is Mandatory
The DWC requires eFiling under agency rules in Chapter 876 of the Iowa Administrative Code (IAC). The DWC rules govern the filing of all documents.
You may ask the DWC for an exception from registration and eFiling by submitting a request. To get the form, click here.
Requirements for eFiling on WCES
To eFile on WCES, you need:
- A computer with internet access and a browser. Internet Explorer (IE) version 9 or higher is recommended.
- A current email address.
- If you are an attorney, an AT Personal Identification Number from the Iowa Judicial Branch.
Most documents must be converted to a pdf (portable document format) before eFiling.
Each video walks you through how to use the WCES eFiling system.
To view a video, click on the link:
Quick Start Guide
To view the Quick Start Guide, click here.
System outages are posted on the DWC website.
Notice of when the system will be down for maintenance will be posted on the WCES eFiling log-in page.
If WCES is unavailable, please check back periodically.
If you are unable to meet a deadline due to a technical difficulty, file the document using the soonest available electronic or nonelectronic means. A filing is not timely unless the DWC determines it to be timely.
Many legal issues are time sensitive and contain strict deadlines. If you are unsure about whether deadlines apply to your legal issue, you should seek immediate legal advise from an attorney.
For information about the time limitations that apply to workers' compensation claims under Iowa law, click here.
For resources to help you get legal advice, click here.
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