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May 22
Max Weekly WC Benefit Rising To $1,171.46

​The New York State Workers Compensation Board has announced that the maximum weekly disability benefit will increase to $1,171.46. The change takes effect on July 1 and applies to injuries occurring on that date and before July 1, 2025.

State Workers' Compensation Law requires the maximum weekly benefit to equal two-thirds of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) for the previous calendar year. The level is reset annually on July 1. The state Labor Department reported that the 2023 SAWW was $1,757.19.

The rate for July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 is $1,145.43​.

Read the Board's announcement


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