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FAQ 7 | Workers Compensation and Undocumented Workers

7. Will an injured workers' immigration status prevent him or her from recovering workers' compensation benefits?

You are entitled to workers' compensation benefits, regardless of your immigration status. This means that you will not be disqualified from recovering compensation, even if you are an undocumented immigrant. Note that your immigration status may serve as grounds for termination by your employer. It will not, however, be grounds to deny your workers' compensation claim if you suffer a work injury.

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