Each year, claims involving WC/PDB offset are selected for a possible benefit increase
due to a rise in the national earnings level. The redetermination of the ACE is often
called a “redet.” In most EXR awards, a triennial redet ACE does not apply.
A redet of the ACE applies if:
the worker receives both DIB and WC/PDB payments; and
offset is continuous on the account through January of the year of the redetermination.
To determine the effective year of a triennial redet ACE, see DI 52150.080 – Triennial Redetermination (Redet) of Average Current Earnings (ACE).
T8 months are considered breaks in DIB entitlement and breaks in WC/PDB offset (i.e.,
offset is not continuous).
If the EXR start month is in a month after the T8 month, a break in entitlement (and
a break in offset) has occurred. A new three-year cycle to determine the triennial
redet year begins effective with the EXR OED.
In rare cases, the month of DIB termination is also the first month of entitlement
to EXR. In these cases, a triennial redet may apply. For an example of when the T8
date does not constitute a break in offset because the EXR month is the same as the
T8 month, see DI 52150.080 – Triennial Redetermination (Redet) of Average Current Earnings (ACE).