San Francisco, CA – On June 29, 2013, DWC began requiring lien claimants to use a Uniform Assigned Name (UAN). This is a uniform naming convention which ensures that parties are properly associated to cases in EAMS, and is currently used by attorneys and claims administrators. After June 29, 2013, a lien claimant must use a UAN when electronically filing a Notice and Request for Allowance of Lien and Application for Adjudication or their attempt to do so will result in failure. This requirement extended to OCR-filed documents on July 1, 2013.
Most e-form filers already use a quasi-UAN to access their DWC case files in EAMS, and aid them in paying lien filing and activation fees. The quasi-UANs will convert to mandated UANs automatically. However, it is advised that e-form filers check on the UAN registry page to ensure that their UANs have been properly converted.
Lien claimants that do not have a UAN or do not recall their UAN should contact the Central Registration Unit at CRU@dir.ca.gov. Please enclose your letterhead attachment to the email.
Lien claimant UANs are also posted on the DWC website.
Source: CA DWC