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Basic Compensation Rate

Weekly workers' compensation benefit rate of an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease, without cost-of-living adjustments or dependency allowances. * For injuries/illnesses before October 1, 1991, the basic rate is two-thirds (2/3) of an employee's gross average weekly wage. * For injuries/illnesses from October 1, 1991 through June 30, 1993, the basic rate is 80% of an employee's average weekly wage, after federal income taxes and FICA deductions. * For injuries/illnesses on or after July 1, 1993, the basic rate is 75% of an employee's average weekly wage, after federal and state income taxes and FICA deductions.

Benefit Rate Table

The Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman (in consultation with the Workers' Compensation Advisory Board) is required to annually publish tables which specify weekly workers' compensation benefit rates, based upon the gross average weekly wage, the federal tax filing status, and the number of claimed exemptions of an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease. These tables must be consulted for the determination of weekly benefit rates ONLY for compensable work- related injuries and occupational diseases on or after October 1, 1991.

Benefits

Workers' compensation benefits or other payments mandated by the Workers' Compensation Act including, but not limited to, indemnity; medical and surgical aid or hospital and nursing service under Section 31-294d of the Act; and any type of payment for disability, whether for total or partial disability of a permanent or temporary nature, death benefit, funeral expense, payments made under Sections 31-284b, 31-293a, or 31-310 of the Act, or any adjustment in benefits or payments required by the Act.


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