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Spendable Wage Base Information

A worker's base weekly compensation rate is calculated as seventy-five percent (75%) of the worker's spendable earnings or spendable base wage capped at a maximum weekly rate. Spendable base wage approximates a worker's earnings less withholdings. Withholding amounts take into account the maximum number of personal exemptions allowed to the employee, not the employee's actual net earnings.

The Division of Workers' Compensation publishes information annually on spendable base wagecalculations.  The worker's date of incapacity determines which set of calculations to use.  For more information, please contact the Education Unit at (401) 462-8100 option 1, or email them at WCEdcUnit@dlt.ri.gov.

Spendable Base Wage Table Errors -  The Spendable Base WageTables for 2006, 2005 and 2004 were found to contain errors. The formulas provided in each publication are correct. The tables that give the spendable base wage figures are wrong in some cases, which may result in a higher compensation rate for the claimant. The highest rate difference is $3.22. Corrected versions are now available below.


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Spendable Base Wage effective for incapacity begining:
     
    5/10/2014
    5/10/2013
    5/10/2012
    5/10/2011
    5/10/2010
    5/10/2009
    5/10/2008
    5/10/2007
    5/10/2006
    5/10/2005
    5/10/2004
    5/10/2003
    3/1/2002
    3/1/2001
    3/1/2000
    3/1/1999
    3/1/1998
    3/1/1997
    3/1/1996
    3/1/1995
    3/1/1994
    3/1/1993
    5/18/1992
     

 



 
RI Department of Labor and Training
Workers' Compensation
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920


Phone: (401) 462-8100
Fax (401) 462-8105
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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