Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman

Bernadine S. Ballance, Commissioner
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner
Pamela T. Young, Commissioner

North Carolina
Industrial Commission




TO: Carriers, Self-Insured Employers, Third-Party Administrators, and Other Participants in the Workers’ Compensation System in North Carolina
FROM: Tracey H. Weaver, Executive Secretary
DATE: July 24, 2006
RE: Maximum Weekly Benefit for 2007

The North Carolina Industrial Commission has established the maximum weekly benefit for 2007 pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-29. Effective January 1, 2007, the maximum weekly benefit applicable to all injuries and claims arising on and after January 1, 2007 shall be seven hundred and fifty-four dollars ($754.00).

The maximum weekly benefit was derived by multiplying the average weekly insured wage of six hundred and eighty-five dollars and fifty-four cents ($685.54) for the calendar year 2005, as determined by the Employment Security Commission in accordance with N.C. Gen. Stat. §96-8(22), by 1.10 and rounding the figure to its nearest multiple of two dollars ($2.00).

The minimum weekly benefit is thirty dollars ($30.00) as set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-29.

Click here for Maximum Weekly Compensation Rates, 1982-2007

Executive Secretary ·   North Carolina Industrial Commission
4333 Mail Service Center ·   Raleigh, NC 27699-4333
Telephone: (919) 807-2575 ·   Fax: (919) 715-0282
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