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About the Vendor Site ID Number

A vendor site ID number is a unique identification number that is assigned to each panel attorney by the State. The vendor site ID number is issued after the JCC processes the Attorney Information Sheet and STD 204 form, which a panel attorney must submit when they join a CAC panel. Panel attorneys must have a vendor site ID number in order to submit compensation claims and be paid by the State. Because it takes the JCC up to 30 days (or more) to process the Attorney Information Sheet and STD 204 form, it is very important for panel attorneys to submit this paperwork as soon as they join a CAC panel so the vendor site ID number is issued by the State before the panel attorney submits their first compensation claim.

Please note: If you are already an active panel attorney with one appellate project, you do not need to submit the Attorney Information Sheet and STD 204 form again when you join a different appellate project’s panel. You will use the same vendor site ID number that was previously issued.

If you move or change taxpayer ID numbers, you must obtain a new vendor site ID number. (See Will My Vendor Site ID Number Ever Change? below). Allow at least 30 days for a new number to be issued before submitting a new claim.

How to Find Out if Your Vendor Site ID Number Has Been Issued (For CCAP panel attorneys)

The JCC does not notify panel attorneys when the vendor site ID number is issued.

A CCAP panel attorney can check to see if their vendor site ID number has been issued by checking WebClaims after they have been appointed in a CCAP case. Follow these steps to check:

  1. Log into WebClaims
  2. Click on “start search” without entering any information
  3. You will see a page where you can enter your case number and create a claim for the case
  4. After you create the claim for the case, skip to Stage 9 “Show me the numbers”
  5. There will be dropdown that should have your name and vendor site ID number (which is a combination of your address and social security number/taxpayer ID number). If there is a vendor site ID number listed in the dropdown, this means the number has been issued.

Please note: Most attorneys only have one vendor site ID number, but it is possible to have multiple numbers (see Will My Vendor Site ID Number Ever Change? below). If you have more than one vendor site ID number, you need to make sure you select the appropriate one when you are submitting your claim (i.e., the one with the correct social security number or taxpayer ID number and address).

If your vendor site ID number has not been issued, see Who to Contact if Your Vendor Site ID Number Has Not Been Issued below.

Who to Contact if Your Vendor Site ID Number Has Not Been Issued

For CCAP panel attorneys: If it has been over 30 days since you submitted the Attorney Information Sheet and STD 204 form to the JCC and you do not see your vendor site ID number in WebClaims (see How to Find Out if Your Vendor Site ID Number Has Been Issued (CCAP Panel Attorneys) above), contact CCAP’s Claims Processor Lisa Eger, leger@capcentral.org. In your email to Lisa, include the date you submitted the paperwork to the JCC. Lisa will likely ask you for a copy of your forms to send to the JCC to help facilitate resolution.

For Non-CCAP panel attorneys: If you are not a CCAP panel attorney, contact your appellate project for assistance.

Will My Vendor Site ID Number Ever Change?

The State will issue a new vendor site ID number to a panel attorney in the following circumstances:

These changes require a panel attorney to resubmit the Attorney Information Sheet and STD 204 form.

Vendor Site ID Number Changes and Submitting Compensation Claims

Since the State will issue a new vendor site ID number when a panel attorney submits a change of physical address and/or a change of taxpayer ID number, these changes will impact the processing of compensation claims. After resubmitting the Attorney Information Sheet and STD 204 form to make one of these changes, panel attorneys should not submit any compensation claims until a new vendor site ID number has been issued (see How to Find Out if Your Vendor Site ID Number Has Been Issued above). Plan to allow at least 30 days for the new vendor site ID number to be issued.

When you submit compensation claims after submitting one of the changes listed above, make sure you select the vendor site ID number during the compensation claim process that matches the information the JCC currently has on file for you to ensure that payment is not delayed.

Please note: If you receive paper checks from the State for your panel work and have changed your physical address, make sure to closely check the vendor site ID number when you submit your claims so your check is not sent to the wrong address. There could be a very lengthy delay to have the check reissued. CCAP recommends setting up direct deposit with the State to avoid this issue. Panel attorneys who opt for direct deposit receive their payments quicker and checks will not get lost with USPS. Information on setting up direct deposit is available on CCAP’s website here.