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Compensation and Other Rates
Weekly Workers' Compensation Rate - $391 minimum, $781 maximum (effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018). See historical weekly workers' compensation rates (Adobe PDF format).
Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for permanent total disability (PTD) - Effective July 1, 2017, there will be a 1.0% increase. See historical COLA rates (Adobe PDF format).
Mileage Rate effective July 1, 2015 (only for travel to and from treatment) - $0.42/mile. See historical mileage rates (Adobe PDF format).
Reimbursement Rates for Meals
The following reimbursement rates are effective as of July 1, 2015.
In-State Meal Rates
$6.00 Leave before 5:31 a.m.; return after 7:59 a.m.
$11.00 Leave before 11:30 a.m.; return after 12:59 p.m.
$15.00 Leave before 5:31 p.m.; return after 7:59 p.m.
Out of State Meal Rates
$10.00 Leave before 5:31 a.m.; return after 7:59 a.m.
$14.00 Leave before 11:30 a.m.; return after 12:59 p.m.
$21.00 Leave before 5:31 p.m.; return after 7:59 p.m.
The information provided on this page should in no way be considered legal advice. For specific information about your legal rights, you should consult your personal attorney. If you have a general question, contact us.