Date: April 17, 2014
Since July 1, 2010, the maximum weekly benefit rate for workers’ compensation claimants 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)). The Department of Labor reported to the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services that the New York State average weekly wage for 2014 was $1,212.98. Accordingly, for workers' compensation claims with dates of accident or dates of disablement during the period from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, the maximum weekly benefit rate will be $808.65.
Robert E. Beloten