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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Subject No. 046-1061

New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate

Date: April 20, 2018

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.

 

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair