Workers’ Compensation Benefits Increase Effective January 1, 2024

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits Increase Effective January 1, 2024

November 30, 2023

Workers’ Compensation Temporary Total Disability (TTD) rates are subject to an increase as of January 1st of each year when there is an increase to the State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW). SAWW is reported by the U.S. Department of Labor for California for the 12 months ending March 31 in the year preceding the injury. Labor Code section 4453(a)(10) requires that the maximum and minimum weekly earnings in which TTD benefits are based on, be increased by the amount equal to the percentage increase in the SAWW.

The United States Department of Labor has reported no increase in the SAWW for California for the 12 months ending March 31, 2023.

Effective for Dates of Injury on or After January 1, 2024

The 2024 minimum and maximum Temporary Total Disability weekly rates will not change with the minimum TTD weekly rate remaining $242.86 and the maximum TTD rate remaining $1,619.15 per week.

TEMPORARY DISABILITY WEEKLY RATES

Effective Date Average Weekly Min Earnings Minimum Weekly TD Rate Average Weekly Max Earnings Maximum Weekly TD Rate

January 1, 2019

$281.57

$187.71

$1,877.07

$1,251.38

January 1, 2020

$292.36

$194.91

$1,949.15

$1,299.43

January 1, 2021

$305.16

$203.44

$2,034.47

$1,356.31

January 1, 2022

$346.42

$230.95

$2,309.56

$1,539.71

January 1, 2023

$364.28

$242.86

$2,428.61

$1,619.15

January 1, 2024

$364.28

$242.86

$2,428.61

$1,619.15

January 1, 2025

$364.28 + the percent increase in the SAWW

$242.86 + the percent increase in the SAWW

$2,428.61 + the percent increase in the SAWW

$1,619.15 + the percent increase in the SAWW


An updated comprehensive Workers’ Compensation Benefit Summary is included in the Download/Print version of this briefing, as well as available on P& C Bridge.

If you have any questions regarding the information contained in this briefing, please feel free to contact your Account Executive or Risk Management Analyst.

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