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Setting the FWW

The full weekly wage (FWW) is one of two calculations used to set the rate at which workers' compensation benefits are paid. Specifically, the FWW is used to determine the rate at which temporary total disability compensation is to be paid for the twelve weeks of disability under the claim. The FWW is calculated using one of two methods. Method number one tallies the claimant's wages from last six weeks prior to the injury (including overtime) and divides by six to yield a weekly average. Method number two examines tallies the claimant's wages earned over the last seven days before the injury (excluding overtime) to arrive at a weekly average. Which ever method yields the higher FWW is used for purposes of the claim. Once the FWW is set, it is used for purposes of paying temporary total disability compensation for the first twelve weeks of a claim. If eligible, the claimant will receive 72% of the FWW for this period of time. If disability continues past twelve weeks, the compensation then is based on a separate wage calculation known as the AWW.

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