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    Default Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW)

    what is the actual # ? in ma.

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    Default Re: Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW)

    The Maximum and Minimum Compensation Rate for Workers' Compensation Benefits

    NOTE: The maximum and minimum compensation rate for workers' compensation benefits are set each year on October 1st by the Commissioner of the Division of Unemployment Assistance, as defined in MGL c. 152, 1, as follows:
    (10) "Maximum weekly compensation rate", one hundred per cent of the average weekly wage in the commonwealth according to the calculation on or next prior to the date of injury by the deputy director of the division of employment and training."

    (11) "Minimum weekly compensation rate", twenty per cent of the average weekly wage in the commonwealth according to the calculation on or next prior to the date of injury by the deputy director of the division of employment and training."

    As of 12/24/91, 34 benefits run for up to 156 weeks.


    Date Of Change Maximum Rate Minimum Rate
    10/1/07 $ 1,043.54 $ 208.71
    The new max SAWW won't issue until Oct, 1/08...the current then is the $1043.54.
    AWW is determined by taking an average based on the ER's report of what they are paying unemployment taxes on.

    http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=elwdterm...rate&csid=Elwd

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    Default Re: Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW)

    It is 60% of your average weekly wage INCLUDING any regularly occuring overtime. That is if you get total rather than partial benefits. WC is NOT taxable.

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