(1) After the school registers an employer in the department's portal, the department will send a notice of eligibility to each registered employer.
(2) Within 45 days of the date of the department's notice of eligibility, the employer shall complete an application electronically through the department's portal and provide all required documents. The application must include:
(a) an affidavit or declaration attesting to the workers' compensation premiums paid per semester for students employed in a high-quality work-based learning opportunity;
(b) the amount of reimbursement that the employer seeks, with a calculation of the premium paid per student;
(c) that the employer adheres to safe working conditions and that the first two hours, at a minimum, of the student's employment were devoted to safety instruction through a safety training program that is specific to the student's employment;
(d) that the amount sought is only for the workers' compensation premiums for a student employed in a qualified high-quality work-based learning opportunity;
(e) that the employer complied with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding student employment;
(f) any other documents that the department requires to process payment; and
(g) a declaration pursuant to 1-6-104, MCA, that the information is true and correct to the best of the employer's knowledge.
(3) An employer may amend a pending application for reimbursement by submitting an amended application or supporting documents on the department's portal. An amended application is deemed submitted on the date of the amendment.
(4) The department will verify the information submitted to ensure that it is complete and accurate.