The Department of Labor & Training has released this year’s Cost Of Living
Adjustment (“COLA”) rate for employees who have received in excess of fifty-two
(52) weeks of Total disability benefits.
The 2017 COLA is 2.8% for indemnity benefits, effective May 10, 2017.
Note that this only applies to injured workers receiving Total disability benefits and
does not apply to surviving spouse benefits payable on behalf of a deceased
The above information is, of course, for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please contact Ron Izzo, Bill Gardner, or Keith Cardoza for guidance regarding any specific case.