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Morgan’s Tip of the Week – 2018 Max CR and PTD Supps Reminder

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Greetings,

The Division of WC has announced:

The maximum weekly compensation rate for work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2018 shall be shall be $917.00.


By special request, a  refresher/reminder to increase the PTD supplemental benefits on any PTD claims where it is warranted effective 1/1/2018.

For any dates of accident on or after 10/1/2003:

  1. 3% x PTD base benefit x  # of years since the accident
  2. PTD supps end at 62 (unless the accident kept them from earning enough to qualify for SSD or SSR)
  3. The base PTD plus the PTD supps can not exceed the 2018 max CR of $917

For PTD supplemental benefits dates of accident 1/1/1994-9/30/2003

  1.  5% x PTD base benefit x # of years since the accident
  2. PTD Supp limitations (this is confusing let me know if you have questions)
    • If accepted as PTD before 62, ends at 62 IF the claimant is eligible for both SSD and SSR (whether or not they applied
    • If accepted as PTD between 62 and 65, no supps until claimant reaches 65, then supps for life
    • If accepted as PTD after 65, supps for lif
  3. The base PTD plus the PTD supps can not exceed the 2018 max CR of $917

If you have claims with dates of accident prior to 1/1/1994, please let me know and I can help you if you have questions.  As always let me know if you have any questions.