The Department of Labor has announced the national average weekly wage that will be applicable for the 12-month period beginning October 1, 2020. The National Average Weekly Wage beginning on October 1, 2020, and extending to September 30, 2021, is $816.35. Consequently, the maximum compensation rate for total disability and death for that period is $1,632.70, and the minimum compensation rate (not always the minimum rate) payable for disability incurred after October 1, 2020, is $408.18 per week. Cost-of-living adjustments effective on October 1, 2019, are 4.65%.
The Department of Labor announced the National Average Weekly Wage, Maximum and Minimum Compensation Rates, and Annual Adjustments under Section 10(f) of the LHWCA, Effective October 1, 2020.
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