If you've gotten an award (money for your disability) and then get worse, you may file a claim for a "change of condition" but only within one year. It can't be one year + one day; it must be within one year. This does not apply if you have "clinchered" your claim. S.C. Code Ann. 42-17-90 (1985) provides as follows:
Upon its own motion or upon the application of any
party in interest on the ground of a change in
condition, the Commission may review any award and on
such review may make an award ending, diminishing or
increasing the compensation previously awarded,
subject to the maximum or minimum provided in this
Title, and shall immediately send to the parties a
copy of the order changing the award. No such review
shall affect such award as regards any moneys paid and
no such review shall be made after twelve months from
the date of the last payment of compensation pursuant
to an award under this Title.
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