Statutory Average Weekly Earnings Schemes for Computing Indemnity Rates for Injuries from 7-1-96 to 12/31/10

TDI “rate” or PDI “rate” = 2/3 x SAWE (STATUTORY AWE)

With recent changes in L.C. § 4453(a) affecting computation of AWE for purposes of computing temporary disability indemnity (see article re: SAWW) and the prospects of further changes every January 1 hereafter, and taking into account L.C. § 4661.5, one of the biggest challenges of claims professionals is correctly calculating temporary disability indemnity rates at a given point in time.

The following table provides a breakdown of "minimum" and "maximum" SAWE (Statutory Average Weekly Earnings) schemes by date of interest.

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