Effective July 1, 2022, the maximum weekly benefit rate will increase by 5.9% to $1,125.46. The maximum rate is revised annually based on the NYS Average Weekly Wage for the previous year. The NYS Labor Department reports the prior year NYS AWW at the end of March. The maximum weekly benefit rate is adjusted to 2/3 of the NYS AWW on July 1 and applies to cases with dates of injury from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
The use of the NYS AWW to calculate the maximum compensation rate began in 2010. The table below shows how the rates have changed.
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