NYS Workers' Compensation Board
Attn: WCB Medical Director's Office
Menands, NY 12204
The 2012 New York State Guidelines for Determining Permanent Impairment and Loss of Wage Earning Capacity are the standard for evaluating permanent impairment and disability/loss of wage earning capacity in permanent disability claims. Changes were made to the Guidelines in December 2012 that clarify the language on loss of wage earning capacity. These changes are described in the Summary of Changes document. All stakeholders should become familiar with the 2012 Guidelines, which became effective January 1, 2012, and incorporate the new forms (revised C-4.3 and new VDF-1). Free e-learning is available.
Please contact 2012Guidelines@wcb.ny.gov if you have any questions about the 2012 Guidelines.