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If an injured worker is disabled for a period of more than seven days, he or she will be eligible to receive temporary disability benefits at a rate of 70% their average weekly wage, not to exceed the maximum rate or fall below the minimum rate set by statute in effect during the year of accident. These benefits are provided during the period when a worker is unable to work and is under active medical care. Benefits are usually terminated when the worker is released to return to work in some capacity and/or if he or she has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). MMI is a term that is used when additional treatment will no longer improve the medical condition of the injured worker.
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