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Release Number: 2019-42
May 15, 2019

DWC Validation of Uniform Assigned Name Required When Filing Documents in EAMS

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has updated its EAMS system to require validation of uniform assigned names (UANs) when users e-file documents. Filers will receive an error if the document contains a faulty UAN, so they can correct the issue immediately. The new procedure is expected to reduce errors and processing delays.

The UAN, a uniform naming convention to ensure that parties are properly associated to cases in EAMS, is currently used by attorneys, claims administrators and lien claimants. E-filers may confirm or obtain their UAN by checking the database, or by submitting a registration request on letterhead with an authorized signature by email to cru@dir.ca.gov. Emailed requests are processed and posted within 10 business days.

The first document to require UAN validation is the application for adjudication of claim. DWC will update other e-forms in the coming months to include this upfront validation.