The minimum and maximum temporary total disability rates for 2013 will increase on Jan. 1, 2013, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said on Thursday.
The minimum TTD rate will increase to $160 and the maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,066.72 per week, according to DIR>
Labor Code section 4453(a)(10) requires the rate for TTD be increased by an amount equal to the percentage increase in the state average weekly wage as compared with the prior year. The SAWW is defined as the average weekly wage paid to employees covered by unemployment insurance as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor for California for the 12 months ending March 31 in the year preceding the injury.
In the 12 months ending March 31, 2012 the SAWW increased from $1,003.55 to $1,059.38, DIR said.
Under the labor code workers with dates of injury on or after Jan. 1, 2003 who are receiving life pensions or permanent total disability benefits are also entitled to have their weekly LP or PTD rate adjusted based on the SAWW.