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

South Carolina has a 7­day waiting period before benefits can be paid. If you are out of work for more than 7 days, then wage replacement benefits will take effect. If you are out of work for more than 14 days, you will receive compensation for the first 7 days of work you missed.

Weekly compensation is generally equal to 66­2/3 percent of your average weekly wages. This amount is subject to the state minimum and maximum amounts set by law at the time of the work related injury. The time period covered is not to exceed 500 weeks from the date of injury.

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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