Jan. 4 2021

2021 Maximum Weekly Compensation Rate

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has provided the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission with the latest state average weekly wage figure which, according to the Workers’ Compensation Act, is to be used in determining maximum limitations on compensation for disability and death claims.

The state-wide average weekly wage figure for the applicable period is $784.74, causing the maximum weekly benefit under the Act to be $523.16 for all claims arising on or after January 1, 2021. There is no change in the limitation as to the number of weeks (450) benefits can be paid, but the overall limitation for claims arising during the calendar year 2021 will be $ 235,422.00.

These maximum amounts are effective January 1, 2021.

A copy of the notice can be found here.

Questions? Please contact an MGC attorney.

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