DLT announces FY14 Maximum Benefit Rates for TDI and Unemployment Insurance
June 27, 2013
The RI Department of Labor and Training has announced that the maximum weekly benefit rate for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) claimants is $752 for Fiscal Year 2014, up $16 from the FY13 maximum. The TDI maximum weekly benefit rate is equal to 85 percent of the previous year’s average weekly wage. The maximum for TDI claimants with five or more dependents is $1,015, up $22 from last year.
DLT has also announced that the maximum weekly benefit rate for Unemployment Insurance claimants remains unchanged at $566 for FY14. The maximum weekly benefit rate will remain at $566 until such time as that figure reaches 57.5 percent of the state average weekly wage. The maximum for UI claimants with five or more dependents is also unchanged, remaining at $707.
Both Unemployment Insurance and TDI FY14 rates are effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.
The Temporary Disability Insurance program protects workers against wage loss resulting from a non-work-related illness or injury, and is funded exclusively by Rhode Island workers. The Unemployment Insurance program provides benefits to insured and eligible persons who are out of work through no fault of their own. Unemployment Insurance benefits are financed by employer contributions.
ABOUT DLT: The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov.