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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. 046-761

New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate
Effective July 1, 2015

Date: June 18, 2015

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 Link to External Website reported to the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services that the New York State average weekly wage for 2014 was $1,266.44. Accordingly, for workers' compensation claims with dates of accident or dates of disablement during the period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, the maximum weekly benefit rate will be $844.29.

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair