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Workers' Compensation Board Updates Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate

Updated: Jan 30, 2019


The maximum weekly benefit rate for workers’ compensation claimants is two-thirds of the New York State average weekly wage for the previous calendar year, as determined by the New York State Department of Labor (Workers’ Compensation Law §§ 2(16);15(6)).

The Department of Labor reported to the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services that the New York State average weekly wage for 2017 was $1,357.11. Accordingly, the maximum weekly benefit rate is $904.74 for compensable lost time for workers' compensation claims with dates of accident during the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

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