Twice a year the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission updates the Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) and Temporary Total Disability (TTD) rates for the State of Illinois. These are maximum payments based on your injury date. So if you’ve been injured on the job since July 15, 2018 this post is for you. If your accident was before then, nothing has changed. These new rates will be in effect for all injuries through January 14, 2019 at which time new rates will be announced.
Here is a list of the updated rates as of July 14, 2018:
Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
Maximum = $1,480.12
Minimum = $220.00 (up to $330 if spouse and children)
Permanent Partial Disability maximum rates are still not posted. The old maximum was $790.64 for injuries through June 30, 2019. So if you were hurt July 1 or later and think your case is ready to settle, you need to wait until the new max PPD rates are announced if you were earning more than $68,522.13 which was the wage high for the old PPD rate. So holding off a few weeks before you settle if your case is ready to be resolved would be a good idea.
These increases are based off the State average weekly wage which is now $1,110.09. The maximum rates for permanent disability or death on the job are 133% of this rate so if your family member died while working. This rate is the same as the TTD rate or $1,480.12.
We constantly update the new rates or you can check out the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission website. We are happy to talk to you at any time if you have concerns about how much you should be paid or anything else related to your case.