How long can I receive medical benefits?

A claimant can only obtain medical benefits for a period of 60 months after the date of the injury or diagnosis. This limitation is set out under Section 39-71-704(f), MCA. This 60-month limitation can be waived by the Department of Labor and Industry and does not apply if the injured worker is permanently totally disabled. A claimant who is permanently totally disabled will continue to receive medical benefits as long as he or she is considered permanently totally disabled.