Texas Labor Code - LAB § 409.007. Death Benefit Claims

(a) A person must file a claim for death benefits with the division not later than the first anniversary of the date of the employee's death.

(b) Failure to file in the time required by Subsection (a) bars the claim unless:

(1) the person is a minor or incompetent;  or

(2) good cause exists for the failure to file a claim under this section.

(c) A separate claim must be filed for each legal beneficiary unless the claim expressly includes or is made on behalf of another person.

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