Durational Cap on Weekly Benefits Extended to 468 Weeks

February 2009

(view adopted Rule)

The Workers’ Compensation Board has adopted a Rule extending the limitation on partial incapacity benefits under Section 213 an additional 52 weeks to 468 weeks as of January 1, 2008. This is the second 52 week extension within the last 14 months. Employees who reach their weekly limitation on partial incapacity benefits prior to January 1, 2008 will not get the benefit of the 52 week extension. Those employees who have not reached the durational cap on partial benefits as of January 1, 2008 will be entitled to the extension.