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NYS Comptroller


Workers' Compensation Board
Annual Audit
(Issued: 07/26/2018)


The objective of our examination was to determine whether claims were appropriate and complied with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law and mandated fee schedules.


The Board processed claims totaling nearly $720 million for four sole custody funds in 2017 – the Uninsured Employers Fund, the Special Fund for Disability Benefits, the Second Injury Fund and the Fund for Reopened Cases.  Board staff enter claims data for all special funds claims into the Board’s automated payment system, where the claims are subjected to various system edits and validation checks, approved by the Board and submitted to our Office for approval prior to payment.

Key Findings

We halted inappropriate claims totaling nearly $520,000 that the Board approved and submitted to our Office.

For a complete copy of the 2017 Final Payment Examination Report, click here.

Division of Contracts and Expenditures
Bernard J. McHugh, Director of State Expenditures

Phone: (518) 474-4868 Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Contracts and Expenditures
110 State Street, 10th Floor; Albany, NY 12236