Iowa Workers’ Compensation Agency Update – June 2020

  • Jun 04, 2020

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart

1. The Commissioner has extended the suspension of in-person hearings in regular procedure contested cases proceedings through at least September 14, 2020. More information can be found here.

2. The following information and resources will be in effect from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021:

    • Ratebook
    • The mileage rate will be $0.575 per mile
    • The Maximum Weekly Benefit amount for Temporary Total Disability (TTD), Healing Period (HP), Permanent Total Disability (PTD), and death benefits is $1,864.
    • The Maximum Weekly Benefit amount for Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) is $1,715.
    • The Minimum Weekly Benefit amount for PPD, PTD, and death is $326.  This is the figure that serves as the average weekly wage when the average weekly wage calculated is below this amount. It is then necessary to take this figure and apply appropriate exemptions to determine the minimum weekly rate. A minimum rate does not apply for temporary benefits.
    • The Questions and Answers Brochure has been updated.

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