The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has announced that the maximum weekly benefit for disability claims will increase to $934.11. The new limit, up from $904.74, applies to claims with dates of accident starting July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.
New York Workers' Compensation Law requires the board every July 1 to set the maximum weekly benefit at two-thirds of the New York State average weekly wage for the previous calendar year. The New York State Department of Labor has determined that the statewide average weekly wage in 2018 was $1,401.17. The new maximum benefit is two-thirds of that figure.