1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Workers' Compensation
  4. Article 9: Disability Benefits


Section 214 Special fund for disability benefits

Workers' Compensation (WKC)

There is hereby created a fund which shall be known as the special fund for disability benefits to provide for the payment of disability benefits under sections two hundred seven, two hundred thirteen and attendance fees under section two hundred thirty-two of this article.

  1. As promptly as practicable after April first, in each year, the chairman shall ascertain the condition of the fund, and if as of any such date the net assets of the fund shall be one million dollars or more below the sum of twelve million dollars, the chairman shall assess and collect an amount sufficient to restore the fund to an amount equal to twelve million dollars.. Such assessment shall be included in the assessment rate established pursuant to subdivision two of section one hundred fifty-one of this chapter. Such assessments shall be deposited with the commissioner of taxation and finance and transferred to the benefit of such fund upon payment of debt service, if any, pursuant to section one hundred fifty-one of this chapter.

  2. Whenever the net assets of the fund shall be less than three million dollars and the disability claims currently being paid shall indicate the necessity of supplementing the assets of the fund the chairman may transfer from monies collected pursuant to subdivision two of section one hundred fifty-one of this chapter an amount sufficient in the discretion of the chairman for the needs of the fund, but not in excess of an amount sufficient to restore the fund to twelve million dollars.

  3. All contributions and assessments received by the chairman under the provisions of this section shall be credited to the fund herein established and deposited by the chairman to the credit of the commissioner of taxation and finance for the benefit of the fund. The superintendent of financial services may examine into the condition of the fund at any time on his own initiative or upon the request of the chairman.