The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has provided this office with the latest State average weeklywage figure which, according to the Workers’Compensation Act, is to be used in determining maximum limitations on compensation for disability and death claims.
The State-wide average weekly wage figure for the applicable period is $654.98, causing the maximum weekly benefit under the Act to be $436.68 for all claims arising on or after January 1, 2012. There is no change in the limitation as to the number ofweeks (450) benefits can be paid, but the overall limitation for claims arising during thecalendar year 2012 will be $196,506.00.
These maximum amounts are effective January 1, 2012.
Source: MS WCC