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The Labor Code limits an injured worker’s eligibility for income benefits to 401 weeks from the date
of injury. The injured worker in this case did not receive a certification entitling him to IIBs until
423 days after the date of injury. The carrier argued that he was thus ineligible to receive any IIBs.
The injured worker argued that the statute should be interpreted to mean that an injured worker
cannot receive more than 401 weeks of income benefits total. The Court sided with the injured
employee and found that the maximum number of weeks of income benefits, including TIBs, IIBs,
and SIBs, that an injured worker can receive is 401, but that benefits can be paid after 401 weeks
from the date of injury.
Tex. Mut. Ins. Co. v. McGahey, 2016 WL 2753981 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2016).