NEWS / Legal News - September 2021
New Workers' Compensation Rates Effective October 1, 2021
New Rates Effective 10/01/2021
Maximum Compensation RateInjuries which occur on or after 10/01/2021 will have a new maximum compensation rate of $1,256.64.
New Minimum Compensation Rate!Injuries which occur on or after 10/01/2021 will have a new minimum compensation rate of $251.33 or the average weekly wage, whichever is lower.
Statewide Average Weekly WageThe SAWW as of 10/01/2021 will be $1,232.00, which yields a minimum compensation rate for permanently and totally disabled employees at $800.80.
.645 AdjustmentThe annual adjustment to the compensation rate for the upcoming year will be 6.00%. Please note that the adjustment may be capped at 2%, 3%, or 4% depending on the date of injury.
Supplementary Benefits RateAs of 10/01/2021, the supplementary benefits rate is $801.00.
Click here to download an updated rate sheet.
For a complete list of rate changes that take effect on 10/01/2021, including changes to the fee schedule, please see the DOLI website.