Once your workers’ compensation claim is allowed you are eligible to receive weekly benefits. However, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (Bureau) does not pay benefits for the first week (seven days) following your injury until you have been missed at least 14 or more consecutive days. Once you have missed 14 or more consecutive days, the Bureau will pay you for the total number of days missed. Then you are paid once every two weeks while you are temporarily and totally disabled from working the job you had at the time of your injury.
Typically, the Bureau deposits your money directly into your bank account electronically if you provide them with your personal bank account information. However, if you do not have a bank account the Bureau will issue a debit card and deposit your money of the debit card. There is no cost to you to have or use the debit card.