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 wage calculations. 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 DLT.WCEdcUnit@dlt.ri.gov.
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