eFiling Settlement Documents on WCES

The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) must approve settlements of workers' compensation claims.

The DWC requires parties to electronically file (eFile) settlement documents on the Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES).

This page contains tips on eFiling settlement documents on WCES.

eFile your settlement documents under the correct DWC file number(s).

Do not eFile your settlement documents in the wrong case. Double-check to make sure you eFile your settlement documents under the correct DWC file number(s).

eFile your settlement documents under the correct DWC file number(s).

If your settlement documents cover multiple DWC file numbers, you must eFile the documents under all of the DWC file numbers it covers.

Failure to eFile your settlement documents under all of the DWC file numbers it covers will result in the DWC rejecting your settlement documents.

eFile your settlement Documents as a single PDF for each settlement type.

A settlement may include multiple documents (e.g., the correct DWC form and attachments). If your settlement includes multiple documents, complete the correct DWC form and any attachments, scan the completed form and any attachments together, and save them as one PDF for eFiling. 

Failure to eFile your settlement documents as one PDF for each settlement type may result in the DWC rejecting your settlement documents.

Combination Settlement

For a combination settlement, you must eFile each of the following completed DWC forms (and any attachments to each form) separately on WCES to each file number:

  1. Combination settlement form;
  2. Agreement for settlement form; and
  3. Compromise settlement form.

Contingent Settlement

For a contingent settlement, you must eFile each of the following completed DWC forms (and any attachments to each form) separately on WCES to each file number:

  1. Contingent settlement form; and
  2. Compromise settlement form or full commutation form.

Other Settlement Types

For settlements other than combination and contingent settlements, you should scan the completed DWC form and any attachments as one PDF and eFile the PDF on WCES to each file number.