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1. If an inmate in performance of work in connection with the maintenance of the institution, or with any industry maintained within the institution, or with any public service activity, sustains a compensable injury, the inmate may be awarded and paid benefits under the provisions of this title, upon being released from the institution or after discharge from public service.
2. Claims under this chapter must be filed and processed pursuant to section 65-05-01, except that an inmate also has one year from the date of first release from the institution or discharge from public service to file a claim.
3. Workforce safety and insurance benefits under this chapter accrue and are payable from the time of the inmate's release from the institution or after discharge from public service. Disability benefits must be computed according to the methods provided in chapter 65-05. The inmate's weekly wage must be computed using either the actual wage paid to the inmate or the federal minimum wage as of the date of injury, whichever is higher.
4. If a former inmate receiving disability benefits under the provisions of this chapter is recommitted or sentenced by a court to imprisonment in a penal institution, the disability benefits are payable pursuant to subsection 2 of section 65-05-08.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 65. Workforce Safety and Insurance § 65-06.2-02. Coverage of inmates--Conditions - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-65-workforce-safety-and-insurance/nd-cent-code-sect-65-06-2-02/
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