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Maximum Benefit Rates Increased by 1.8%

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 760 | 0 | 24 min read

Arkansas’ maximum total disability rate will increase 1.8% to $673 per week on Jan. 1 due to an increase in the state’s average weekly wage. Benefit rates are set at 85% of the state’s average weekly wage, as reported by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, the Workers’ Compensation Commission said in a notice posted on its website. The maximum permanent partial disability rate will also increase by 1.8%, to $505. PPD is paid at 75% of the maximum total disability rate. Workers with permanent partial disabilities who earned less than the state average weekly...

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