Legislative Alert: Workers' Compensation Maximum Benefits Rates Increased

By Rahul Sheth May 12, 2022 News/Events/Seminars

On May 2, 2022, Gov. Brian Kemp signed HB 1409 into law. This bill amends O.C.G.A. §§ 34-9-261, 34-9-262, and 34-9-265 increasing compensation to injured employees or their dependents for all accidents occurring on or after July 1, 2022

The maximum weekly TTD benefit rate will increase from $675.00 per week to $725.00 per week. The maximum weekly TPD benefit rate will increase from $450.00 per week to $483.00 per week. Finally, the total compensation a surviving spouse or sole dependent can receive following the death of an employee shall not exceed $290,000.00, an increase of $20,000.00 from the previous maximum. 

The benefit rate maximums were last changed on July 1, 2019. If you have questions about which benefit rate applies to your case, please contact one of our workers' compensation attorneys