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Workers' Compensation Board
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Subject No. 046-481

New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate Effective July 1, 2012

Date: May 11, 2012

Since July 1, 2010, the maximum weekly benefit rate for workers' compensation has been 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). On April 2, 2012, the Department of Labor Link to External Website reported to the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services that the New York State average weekly wage for 2011 was $1,188.10. Accordingly, for workers' compensation claims with dates of accident or dates of disablement during the period from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, the maximum weekly benefit rate will be $792.07

Robert E. Beloten
Chair