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Benefits are calculated based upon both the state`s average weekly wage (SAWW) and the employee`s average weekly wage (AWW). The law provides benefits equal to 100% of the employee`s AWW up to 70% of the SAWW for temporary total, permanent total and death benefits. For injuries occurring between November 1, 1999 and October 31,2002, maximum weekly benefits are $473. For permanent partial benefits the cap is set at 50 percent of the SAWW, or $237. Benefits are referred to in terms of weeks or weeks of compensation for a particular injury.
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