Saturday, March 21, 2009

Duration of Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Wage Loss Benefits In Minnesota

Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits are wage loss benefits paid to injured workers in Minnesota if they are unable to work at all as the result of a work-related injury.

Unfortunately, an injured workers’ entitlement to TTD benefits is not indefinite. Notably, for the first time in over a decade, the Minnesota legislature increased the number of weeks of TTD benefits available to an injured employee. For injuries that occurred on or after October 1, 2008, TTD benefits are available for a maximum of 130 weeks.

For injuries that occurred between October 1, 1995 and September 20, 2008, the maximum duration of TTD benefits is 104 weeks. For injuries prior to October 1, 1995, there is no specific limit on the duration of Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits.

There are, of course, a number of conditions associated with an injured employee’s entitlement to TTD wage loss benefits. Even if an injured employee meets all of these conditions, workers’ compensation insurance companies still frequently attempt to deny or cut off the worker’s entitlement to wage loss benefits.

If the workers’ compensation insurance company is attempting to discontinue your Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits, you should speak with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. To schedule a free consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer, call Meuser & Associates at 877-746-5680 or click here to send us an email.

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