Texas Sets Workers’ Comp Weekly Benefit Rates for Coming Year

September 24, 2018

The workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019, has been set at $937.70, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation reports.

The maximum weekly benefit rates for workers’ compensation income benefits is set at $938 and the minimum weekly benefit rate is set at $141 for that period.

The maximum and minimum weekly benefit rates for dates of injury from Oct. 1, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2018, were $913 and $137 respectively.

In accordance with Texas Labor Code §408.047, the workers’ compensation state average weekly wage is equal to 88 percent of the average weekly wage in covered employment as computed each year by the Texas Workforce Commission under Labor Code §207.002(c).

Source: Texas Department of Insurance

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