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Workers’ Compensation Board

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

Subject No. 046-674R

New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate
Effective July 1, 2014

Revises Subject No. 046-674 issued April 17, 2014
with respect to the change made in bolded text within brackets.

Date: June 13, 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 [2013] 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