The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) requires electronic filing (eFiling) on the Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES).
The DWC approves or rejects every eFiling made on WCES.
The following are tips for you when eFiling on WCES.
Use the correct party names.
You should use the correct names for the claimant, employer, and other parties such as the insurance carrier or Second Injury Fund of Iowa.
Failure to use the correct party names may result in the DWC rejecting your document.
Use the correct DWC file number(s).
You should use the correct DWC file number(s) when preparing and eFiling your document.
Failure to use the correct DWC file number(s) may result in the DWC rejecting your document.
Sign your document.
An attorney or self-represented party must sign the documents they eFiling on WCES.
Failure to sign your document may result in the DWC rejecting your document.
Choose the correct document type on WCES.
When you eFile a document on WCES, you choose the document type. You should choose the correct document type from the list of types on WCES.
Failure to choose the correct document type on WCES may result in the DWC rejecting your document.
If you're an attorney, use your AT PIN Number.
The DWC uses your AT PIN number to help it associate your cases with you. You should use your AT PIN number when eFiling a document to a case on WCES to help ensure that you're associated with all of your DWC cases on the system.
In a consolidated case, eFile documents under all DWC file numbers on WCES.
A consolidated case consists of more than one DWC file number. Each DWC file number is a distinct case on WCES. If yours is a consolidated case, you must eFile your document on WCES under each and every file number that makes up the consolidated case.
Failure to eFile your document on WCES under all file numbers in your contested case may result in the DWC rejecting your document.
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