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Glossary of WCB Terms

R Numbers for Attorneys, Attorney Firms
and Licensed Representatives


What is an R Number?

An R Number is a Workers' Compensation Board assigned identifier used to identify:

Who is eligible for an R Number?

When would Attorneys, Attorney Firms or Licensed Representatives use their R Number?

[Information about on-line business with the Board is available from the On-line Services web page.]

Do Attorneys, Attorney Firms or Licensed Representatives need an R Number to be placed on notice for a case?

How do Attorneys, Attorney Firms or Licensed Representatives request an R Number?

You may submit an on-line request for an R Number or you can submit a request in writing on official letterhead to:

The Workers' Compensation Board
Office of Operations
100 Broadway - Room 402
Albany, NY 12241

The request must include the attorney's, attorney firm's or licensed representative's name, address and telephone number, exactly as it should appear on the notices.