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Decision No refers to the WSIAT decision number. To search for a specific decision number, enter the number with a space between each component. For example:

 

If this is the decision no:

818
1412/97I
121/97R
745/91R3
Enter this in your search:

818
1412 97 I
121 97 R
745 91 R 3

The decision number has three components: (1) the root number; (2) the year mark; and (3) a letter suffix. These are explained in detail below.

Root Number

This is the number assigned sequentially to all new cases. For example, for decision number 1412/97I, the root number is 1412. All cases are assigned a root number.

Year Mark

This represents the year that a case was first heard and is shown in a 2-digit format. For example, for decision number 1412/97I, the year mark is 97. All cases except for those first heard in 1986 are assigned a year mark. Cases first heard in 1986 only have a root number.

In addition, take note that the year when a case was first heard may not always be the same as the year that a decision on the case is released. A case may be heard in 1995 and the decision released in 1996, but the decision will have "95" as the year mark.

Letter Suffix

This represents a decision type. Some decision numbers have the same root number and year mark but are distinguished from each by their letter suffix. For example, decision numbers 100/95I, 100/95, 100/95R reflect an interim, final and reconsideration decision on the same case made over several years. Given below is a list of letter suffixes and what they stand for:

I - interim decision
R - reconsideration
L - leave to appeal a decision of the WCB Appeal Board
E - extension of time limits
A - addendum
M - merits - decision on the merits of the case (seldom used)
F - final decision (seldom used; usually the lack of a suffix denotes a final decision).

Not all cases are assigned a letter suffix.

---> Decision No Search Tip
To find all decisions on a specific case, enter the root number and the year mark. For example, a Decision No search for 100 95 will return 100/95I, 100/95 and 100/95R.

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