Our topic for today is what is temporary total disability or TTD benefits. what are they and how do I get them? Temporary total disability benefits are when you’re temporarily totally disabled, meaning a doctor has taken you out of work completely and you’re out of work for more than 7 days. If you’re only taken out of work for a couple of days, the employer does not have to issue you any, what are known as, income benefits. However, if you’re taken out of work for more than 7 days then the employer is required to issue you income benefits so long as it is the authorized treating physician who has taken you out of work for more than 7 days.
Now a calculation on the temporary total disability, TTD benefits, what they normally do is they take 13 weeks prior to your injury, they average out your weekly pay and then they pay you 67 percent of your average weekly wage or 2/3 of your average weekly wage comes out to the same calculation, and at that time that is what is known as your comp rate. Now the comp rate is constantly being caped and the caps are changing currently. As we speak, the cap is $550.00 per week so that’s the maximum amount of weekly income benefits if you’re injured in the State of Georgia. We hope that you found this information helpful, and we hope that you’ll come check out our other videos. If you have any questions feel free to contact us either at the web site below or at the phone number below. Thank you.
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