Print Controverting A Claim The C-7, "Notice That the Right to Compensation is Controverted", is the form that notifies all parties of NYSIF’s specific reasons for controverting a claim. This action will result in a hearing. If a claim is questionable, NYSIF must file Form C-7 on or before the 18th day of disability, within 10 days after the employer learns of the alleged accident, or within 25 days after notice of indexing by the WCB. While a claim is contested, a claimant may be eligible for benefits. What are the reasons a claim may be controverted? How is the controversy resolved? What benefits does the claimant receive during the time a claim is contested? Reasons a Claim May be Controverted Accident or occupational disease did not arise out of and in the course of employment; Notice - Claimant did not report the accident to the employer within 30 days; Causal relationship - Injury sustained was not caused by the accident; Coverage - NYSIF did not provide coverage to employer at the time of the accident; Employer-Employee relationship - Claimant is not an employee of the employer, is an independent contractor, or never worked for the employer; Timely filing - Claimant did not file a report of injury or illness within two years of the accident; Jurisdiction - Claimant did not have the accident under the jurisdiction of New York State WCL; Prima facie evidence - Claimant has not provided medical evidence that establishes causal relationship. How is the Controversy Resolved? Contested claims are resolved at a WCB hearing. What Benefits Does the Claimant Receive During the Time a Claim Is Contested? During the time a claim is contested, claimants may be eligible for New York State disability benefits.