The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced on September 23 that it was withdrawing its September 15, 2021 Newsline bulletin. The Setpember 15th Newsline had announced that the 2022 minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates would not change.
According to the DWC's later announcement, the decision to withdraw the September 15 Newsline was based on finding that the State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) data posted by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), data which under Labor Code Section 4453(a)(10) is used to determine annual TTD rates in California, was preliminary and incomplete.
Accordingly, the TTD rates in the September 15 newsline should not be used or relied upon in determining indemnity benefits for the upcoming year. DWC will issue a new newsline with the correct 2022 TTD rates when the correct data is posted and confirmed by DOL.
The 2021 minimum rate is $203.44 and the maximum rate is $1,356.31. This would be the first time since 2006 that the rates have not increased.
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) 9/23/2021 Newsline indicates the DWC has withdrawn its 9/15/2021 announcement related to TTD rates for 2022 in California.