Temporary Total Disability Rates To Increase in 2013
The minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates for 2013 work injury claims will increase on January 1, 2013 as a result of the rise in California’s State Average Weekly Wage, according to the California Division of Workers’ Compensation.
The weekly wage rose from $1,003.55 to $1,059.38 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2012. The TTD benefit is two-thirds of the worker’s salary, with a minimum and a maximum amount. Beginning on January 1, 2013, the minimum TTD rate will increase to $160 a week, and the maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,066.72.
In addition to TTD rates, other Workers’ Compensation benefits, such as life pensions and permanent total disability benefits for workers injured on or after January 1, 2003, will also increase.
TTD is a benefit designed to compensate you while you are unable to work and under active medical treatment due to a work-related injury. The amount and duration varies depending on your date of injury and your pre-injury earnings.