2023 TOTAL TEMPORARY DISABILITY RATES ANNOUNCED: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On 11/17/22, the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation announced the 2023 Total Disability Rates.
In the announcement, “The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) increased the rate for 2023 for total disability effective  on January 1, 2023. “The minimum TTD rate will increase from $230.95 to $242.86 and the maximum TTD rate will increase from $1,539.71 to $1,619.15 per week.”

If I Have An Earlier Injury, Why Is This Important?

Per Labor Code Section 4661.5, “notwithstanding any other provision of this division, when any temporary total disability indemnity payment is made two years or more from the date of injury, the amount of this payment shall be computed in accordance with the temporary disability indemnity average weekly earnings amount specified in Section 4453 in effect on the date each temporary total disability payment is made unless computing the payment on this basis produces a lower payment because of a reduction in the minimum average weekly earnings applicable under Section 4453.”

In sum, Injured Workers still entitled to TTD benefits past two years from the date of injury, starting on 1/1/23, may be entitled to a higher TTD rate. This applies to both high and low earners.

What if I Need Advice?

If you would like a free consultation regarding workers’ compensation, please contact the Law Offices of Edward J. Singer, a Professional Law Corporation. We have been helping people in Central and Southern California deal with their workers’ compensation cases for 27 years. Contact us today for more information.

 

 

 

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