When Will My Benefits Begin And How Much Will They Be?
In counting days of incapacity from work, all calendar days are counted, even if the employee was not scheduled to work during any or all of them. (The day of the injury itself does not count as a day of incapacity from work.)
Whenever an employee is unable to perform any job, he or she is eligible to receive Temporary Total (TT) Disability benefits equal to 75% of the employee`s aftertax average weekly wage (after federal and state taxes and FICA deductions) for the 52week period prior to the injury or illness, subject to the legislated maximum and minimum.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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