By Kevin L. Connors, Esquire

Effective as of January 1, 2013, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation increased the maximum compensation payable rate, for temporary total disability benefits, to a weekly rate of $917.00.

This translates into yearly compensation benefits equaling $47,684.00.

This temporary total disability benefit rate is applicable to any pre-injury average weekly wage that equals or exceeds $1,375.90, representing sixty-six (66) and two-thirds (2/3) of the pre-injury average weekly wage.

Between a pre-injury average weekly wage of $1,375.50 and $687.76, the average weekly wage is multiplied by sixty-six (66) two-thirds (2/3), for the temporary total disability benefit rate.

For pre-injury average weekly wages between $687.75 and $509.44, the Bureau has assigned a temporary total disability benefit rate of $458.50 per week, yielding $23,842.00 in yearly compensation benefits.

For those earning $509.43 per week or less, the temporary total disability benefit rate will be determined at a ninety percent (90%) rate.

The 2013 maximum compensation payable rate represents a rate increase of approximately 3.265 percent over the 2012 rate.

For the last five (5) years, the maximum rates have been:

Access to Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, now known as the Office of Adjudication, is available through the following link:

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