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DIA Sets New Average Weekly Wage

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 148 | 0 | 0 min read

The average weekly wage used for determining workers’ compensation benefits in Massachusetts is $1,338.05, effective Oct. 1. The rate for temporary and total disability benefits is 60%, with a minimum of $267.61 and a maximum of $1,338.05. For permanent and total disability benefits, the rate is 66.67%, with the same minimum and maximum. The notice issued by the Department of Industrial Accidents also updates cost-of-living adjustments and changes to attorney fees. For example, if an insurer contests an initial claim but an administrative judge then orders the payment of benefits...

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