Re: Imparment Rating
Benefits for Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
The percentage of worker's wage paid is 66 2/3. For weekly payments, the minimum is payable but not statutorily prescribed, and the maximum is $316.50, 50% of SAWW. For non-scheduled injuries, the maximum period of payments is 375 weeks and the maximum payment is $118,687. Ratings for compensation purposes are determined as a percentage of permanent total disability. Wage loss benefits are determined by multiplying the percentage of impairment by 375 weeks not to exceed a permanent partial disability rating of 100%. WC benefits are subject to Social Security benefit offsets.
Claims Assistance Bureau
Employment Relations Division
Department of Labor and Industry
PO Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624-1728
Phone: (406) 444-6534
Montana Workers' Compensation laws are available online at:
The Department of Labor and Industry Administrative Rules are available on the Secretary of State web site and include these chapters:
· Chapter 28 Workers' Compensation Mediation:
· Chapter 29 Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease:
· Chapter 33 Contractor Registration:
· Chapter 35 Independent Contractors:http://www.mtrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp?Chapter=24.35 The Montana Workers' Compensation Court website is at:
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