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By Kevin L. Connors, Esquire


Effective as of January 1, 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has raised the maximum compensation benefit payable rate for workers’ compensation indemnity payments to $951.00 per week, yielding maximum yearly workers’ compensation benefits of $49,452.00.


If the average weekly wage is between $1,426.50 and $713.26, the compensation benefit rate is calculated at 66 and 2/3rds of the Claimant’s average weekly wage.


If the average weekly wage is between $713.25, and $528.33, the weekly compensation benefit rate is $475.50.  This benefit rate results in yearly compensation benefits equaling $24,726.00.


If the average weekly wage is equal to or less than $528.32, the compensation benefit rate is then set at 90% of the Claimant’s pre-injury average weekly wage.


In 2014, the maximum compensation benefit rate was $932.00, yielding yearly maximum compensation benefits of $48,464.00.


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