WVC 23 - 4 - 18
§23-4-18. Mode of paying benefits generally; exemptions of
compensation from legal process.
Except as provided by this section, compensation shall be paid
only to the employees or their dependents and is exempt from all
claims of creditors and from any attachment, execution or
assignment other than compensation to counsel for legal services,
under the provisions of, and subject to the limitations contained
in section sixteen, article five of this chapter, and other than
for the enforcement of orders for child or spousal support entered
pursuant to the provisions of chapter forty-eight of this code.
Payments may be made in the periodic installments determined by the
commission in each case, but in no event less frequently than
semimonthly for any temporary award and monthly for any permanent
award. Payments for permanent disability shall be paid on or
before the third day of the month in which they are due. In all
cases where compensation is awarded or increased, the amount of
compensation shall be calculated and paid from the date of
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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