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Maximum Weekly Total Disability Benefit Increases 5.8%

Monday, October 2, 2017 | 227 | 0 | 0 min read

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has set the new maximum total disability weekly compensation rate for fiscal 2018. The rate is $1,221 for injuries occurring on or after Oct. 1, 2017, Assistant Director Matthew P. Carey III said in an informational letter to stakeholders. Last year, Rhode Island changed the way it calculates the maximum compensation rate for disabled workers, bumping up the cap to 120% of the state average weekly wage. This year, the rate climbs to 125% of the average weekly wage after lawmakers in 20...

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