Temporary Disability Benefits

Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits

February 10, 2017

Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits replace wages for injured workers in Illinois when they are unable to work until their medical condition stabilizes. The start date of TTD benefit eligibility depends on how long the injured worker is unable to return to work. Section 8(b) […]

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Temporary Disability Benefits

Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits

February 9, 2017

Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits are available to Illinois injured workers when they are working light duty and earning less than they would be earning in the full capacity of the job. 820 ILCS 305/8(a) IWCC PDF. TPD benefits are available while the injured worker is […]

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Temporary Disability Benefits

Vocational Rehabilitation and Maintenance Benefits

February 8, 2017

Vocational rehabilitation is a program designed to return an injured person to work within their capabilities. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides: The employer shall also pay for treatment, instruction and training necessary for the physical, mental and vocational rehabilitation of the employee, including all maintenance costs […]

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Temporary Disability Benefits

Average Weekly Wage

February 6, 2016

An injured worker’s “average weekly wage” is the basis for calculating all temporary and permanent disability benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Workers’ Occupational Diseases Acts. Because small differences in the calculation add up quickly over the life of a claim, average weekly wage is […]