Compensation Benefit Rates

Payroll earnings for the last 52 weeks prior to the date of accident determine compensation benefits. For incomplete payroll records, a temporary rate is used subject to retroactive adjustment upon receipt of a C-240 "Employer's Statement of Wage Earnings Preceding Date of Accident."

The injured worker is entitled to a compensation rate equal to two-thirds of the average weekly wage (AWW) in New York State for the 52-week period immediately prior to the date of accident, subject to statutory maximums and degree of disability.

NYSIF makes compensation payments to claimants as soon as possible. Payments may be delayed for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Lost time does not exceed seven calendar days; If lost time does not exceed 14 days, the first week is not payable. 
  • NYSIF has received no medical evidence of a causally-related disability beyond seven days.
  • The employer is paying full wages.
  • NYSIF is awaiting evidence substantiating dependency as an entitlement to benefits in death cases.
  • NYSIF is disputing the claim on behalf of the policyholder.

If you have not received benefits contact your case manager to determine the reason for the delay.