Labor and Economic Opportunity
December 20, 2018
The Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives has reported the state average weekly wage as of June 30, 2018 is $1,022.92. In accordance with Section 418.355(2) of the Workers' Disability Compensation Act, the 2019 maximum weekly benefit based on 90% of the state average weekly wage is $921.00. Thus, the 2019 Weekly Benefit Tables are republished to show the State Average Weekly Wage and corresponding maximum benefit rate. The 2019 calculation program should be available shortly and will be promptly posted.
It is the expectation of the Workers’ Compensation Agency that claims administrators possess the appropriate knowledge of the Worker's Disability Compensation Act to properly pay claims in accordance with statutory requirements.
If you have further questions, you may call the Workers' Compensation Agency toll free at 1-888-396-5041.