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Who can receive Weekly Income Benefits?
What requirements must be met to receive Weekly Income Benefits?
When do the Weekly Income Benefits begin?
What happens if I am injured while working?




QUESTION: Who can receive Weekly Income Benefits?

ANSWER: Weekly Income benefits are available for eligible employees only. The benefits are not provided for dependents, utility employees, retirees, or persons making COBRA self-payments. For more information see the Weekly Income Benefit Tab or the SPD.

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QUESTION: What requirements must be met to receive Weekly Income Benefits?

ANSWER: You must meet the following requirements:

  1. You must be totally disabled as a result of a non-occupational accidental bodily injury or sickness and be completely unable to perform each and every duty of your occupational employment; and
  2. You must be covered under the Plan on the date your disability begins; and
  3. Your disability must begin, and you must see a doctor about the disability, within 15 days after the last day you worked for a contributing employer.


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QUESTION: When do the Weekly Income Benefits begin?

ANSWER: Weekly Income benefits will begin on the first day of a disability due to an accidental injury. For disabilities due to sickness, benefits will begin on the eighth day of disability if not hospitalized as an inpatient, or on the first day of an inpatient hospital stay if the admission was before the eighth day of sickness. A disability will not be considered to have started until the first day that you are actually examined or treated by a doctor.

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QUESTION: What happens if I am injured while working?

ANSWER: If you are injured while working, you will need to file a claim with your Employer's worker's compensation carrier, but you also need to notify LINECO of your disability so that LINECO can determine if you qualify for the Plan's Eligibility Due to Disability provision.

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About Line Construction Benefit Fund

LINECO is a multiemployer self-funded, self-administered welfare benefit plan set up to provide medical, dental, vision, and disability benefits as well as Life Insurance for outside members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers working under bargaining agreements between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association.


Descriptions of benefits on this website do not constitute a guarantee of coverage or payment--all claims are subject to eligibility and Plan limitations at the time services are rendered.

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