AUSTIN, TX – In accordance with the Texas Labor Code (TLC) §408.047, the workers’ compensation state average weekly wage is equal to 88 percent of the average weekly wage in covered employment as computed each year by the Texas Workforce Commission under TLC §207.002(c).
The workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012 is set at $787.47. In accordance with TLC §408.061 and §408.062, the maximum weekly benefit rates for workers’ compensation income benefits is set at $787 and the minimum weekly benefit rate is set at $118 for that period.
The maximum and minimum weekly workers’ compensation income benefit rates for dates of injury from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011 were $766 and $115 respectively.
By statute, the maximum and minimum weekly workers’ compensation income benefit rates vary by income benefit type. A table showing maximum and minimum weekly benefit amounts for injuries that occurred on or after January 1, 1991 by income benefit type is available on the Texas Department of Insurance website at: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/employee/maxminbens.html