Labor and Economic Opportunity
January 3, 2018
The Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives has reported the state average weekly wage as of June 30, 2017 is $999.31. In accordance with Section 418.355(2) of the Workers' Disability Compensation Act, the 2018 maximum weekly benefit based on 90% of the state average weekly wage is $900.00. Thus, the 2018 Weekly Benefit Tables are republished to show the State Average Weekly Wage and corresponding maximum benefit rate. In addition, it was noted upon review of the original publication from November 30, 2017 that asterisks that designate the need to apply the prior 2/3 Average Weekly Wage standard did not appear on certain average weekly wages. This has now been corrected.
It is the expectation of the Workers’ Compensation Agency that claims administrators possess the appropriate knowledge of the Workers’ 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.