- You qualify if your injury or illness leaves you unable to work, considering your age, training, and experience for six or more full or partial calendar days (the days do not have to be consecutive).
What Are The Benefits?
- Your benefits will be 60% of your gross average weekly wage. To determine your benefits, take your actual gross earnings, including overtime, bonuses, etc., and divide this number by the number of weeks you worked at your job in order to compute your average weekly wage. Multiply that by 60% (.60) to come up with your approximate weekly compensation. The maximum that you can receive is the State's Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) at the time of your injury. The SAWW is set annually by the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment.
For How Long?
- You can receive these benefits for up to 156 weeks. Compensation begins on the sixth day of incapacity; you will not be compensated for the first five days of incapacity unless you are disabled for 21 calendar days or more. Again, these days do not have to be consecutive.