Interim (Section 39-71-610, MCA) Benefits, Criteria for Awarding
Montana Health Network v. Graham [12/5/02] 2002 MTWCC 61 In determining whether interim benefits under section 39-71-610, MCA, are appropriate, the Court will consider four factors. First, was liability for the claim accepted? Second, were benefits paid, especially for a significant time period? Third, has the claimant demonstrated she will suffer significant financial hardship if section 39-71-610, MCA, interim benefits are not ordered? Fourth, has the claimant tendered a strong prima facie case for reinstatement of the benefits she is seeking?