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

You will not be paid for the first three calendar days you are off work unless you remain unable to work for 14 consecutive days or are hospitalized as an inpatient during the first 14 days of total disability. If you cannot finish your work shift on the day you are injured, that day will be the first day of the three­day waiting period, even if you lose no wages. If you are released for modified duty at any time during the 14 days, the first three days are not paid.

Time­loss benefits, sometimes called temporary total disability or temporary partial disability, are based on your weekly wage when you were injured. If you cannot work at all, time­loss payments will equal two­thirds of your gross wage, as long as that is not more than Oregon`s average weekly wage.

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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