Idaho bases WC payment computations on a 7-day week.
Temporary Total (TT) - maximum period of 52 weeks payable at no more than 67 percent of a disabled worker’s
average weekly wage; after 52 weeks, the maximum benefit is based on the State’s Average
Weekly Wage (SAWW) for the duration of the disability. The weekly benefit amount is
subject to minimum and maximum limits based on SAWW, which is updated annually effective
Temporary Partial (TP) - maximum period is duration of disability. TP rate cannot exceed TT rate.
Permanent partial impairment (PPI) – (code as PP). The percentage of impairment is multiplied times 500 weeks to determine
the number of weeks; the rate is 55 percent of the SAWW in the year of injury.
Permanent partial (PP) - paid for a specified number of weeks based on the facts of the case; like PPI,
the rate is 55 percent of the SAWW.
Permanent Total (PT) - maximum period is duration of disability.
If the evidence is insufficient to determine the worker’s benefit amount, contact
the Claims and Benefits Department of the Idaho Industrial Commission for verification.
Establish a diary for one year from the date WC TT payments began. Develop for proof
of the reduced payment. If a child is receiving an allowance, see DI 52150.035A - Determining WC/PDB Amounts for Offset Computations.