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

Subject No. 046-864

New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate
Effective July 1, 2016

Date: June 28, 2016

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 LaborLink to External Website reported to the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services that the New York State average weekly wage for 2015 was $1,296.48. Accordingly, for workers' compensation claims with dates of accident or dates of disablement during the period from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, the maximum weekly benefit rate will be $864.32.


Kenneth J. Munnelly