Temporary Partial Disability Calculator
Under O.C.G.A. §34-9-104 and the accompanying Board Rule 104, the insurance company can reduce your weekly check from a Temporary Total Disability rate to a Temporary Partial Disability rate one year after your doctor returns you to light or limited duty work if your employer offers no such work. In this case, the employer and insurer must file a WC-104 form indicating that your benefits will be reduced.
The WC104 Light Duty or Temporary Partial Disability Calculator can help you determine
a. The date when your Temporary Partial Disability benefits take effect, replacing previous TTD benefits. This is generally 52 weeks after your doctor releases you to return to work light duty. On this day, your benefit rate converts to a Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) rate;
b. Your adjusted Temporary Partial Disability rate. Keep in mind that the maximum weekly TPD rate in Georgia is $334 for all injuries taht occurred in 2010 or later.
c. The total amount thatyour claim might be worth starting today, assuming that your Temporary Partial Disability rating stays in place until the maximum total of 350 weeks you are entitled to benefts under TPD runs out. This total amount is also considered the future value of your claim. you are entitled to benefits under TPD runs out. This total amount is also considered the future value of your claim.
d. The present value of your claim, which is based on this total, or future, value of your claim, and the insurer's interest rate. The present value of a claim is most often used is settlement deliberations.
Enter the date of your work-related injury, the date when your treating physician released you to return to light duty work, your weekly TTD amount, and the insurer's interest rate. The current average interest rate for insurance companies is 5%.