MCS EC uses only the posted earnings. When over-maximum earnings are involved:
Compute the ACE manually or via ICF;
Answer “Y” to “DO YOU NEED TO MANUALLY ENTER A HIGHER ACE” on the WC/PDB Claim Data
(WPCL) screen; and
Enter the new 100 percent ACE in the block that follows. For coding instructions,
see MSOM COMMON 001.003.
Develop lag-year earnings when the alleged lag earnings affect the ACE. In those cases,
post the lag earnings amount to the Earnings (EARN) screen in the claim path. For
coding instructions, see MSOM MCS 005.028. For development of lag earnings, see RS 01404.005.
If the lag-year earnings amount is over the statutory limit, you must compute the
ACE manually. Enter on the WPCL screen.