When Will My Benefits Begin And How Much Will They Be?

In cases of temporary total or temporary partial disability, no compensation shall be allowed for the first three days after disability. Compensation shall begin with the fourth day after disability, and in the event the disability from the injury exists for a period as much as 21 days, compensation for the first three days after the injury shall be added to and payable with the first installment due the employee after the expiration of the 21 days. Weekly compensation benefits for injury claims are computed as follows: For injury claims, multiply the employee`s average weekly earnings for 52 weeks prior to injury by 66 2/3%. Benefits cannot exceed maximum benefits in effect on date of injury.

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