The New York State Workers Compensation Board has announced that the maximum disability benefit will increase to $1,145.43 per week. The change applies to workplace injuries occurring on and after July 1, 2023.
State Workers Compensation Law requires the board to adjust the maximum disability benefit annually. The maximum is set at two-thirds of the statewide average weekly wage for the prior calendar year. The board said that the New York State Department of Labor has determined that the average in 2022 was $1,718.15.
The new maximum benefit is a slight increase from the $1,125.46 level that currently applies.