8. Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
How were you injured and what is the extent of your injury? These are two pertinent questions that you have to answer to be able to get the proper entitlements that you deserve. If you are injured because of the work that you do or the working environment, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Now, what is the extent of your injury? Has a doctor told you that you cannot return to work for the time being because of this injury? If so, then you may be entitled to temporary total disability benefits (TTD). TTD benefits are calculated at 2/3 of your Average Weekly Wage (AWW), but is subject to a maximum amount that is adjusted every year. Your first payment of TTD should be paid 14 days after you give your employer or its insurance company notice that you are disabled. For this reason, it is important to get a note from your doctor as soon as you are taken off of work and give it to your employer as soon as possible.
You can apply for Social Security Disability (SSDI) even if you are receiving TTD benefits. While your TTD might affect your SSDI, receiving SSDI will not affect your TTD.
The attorneys at Workers’ Compensation L.L.C., can answer all of your TTD questions, and whether applying for SSDI while receiving TTD is right for you.
Who Qualifies for Temporary Total Disability Benefits?
Anyone who has been injured in an accident at work and has been taken off of work by a doctor may be entitled to receive TTD benefits.
How Long Do TTD Payments Last?
In theory, TTD is supposed to be, as the name suggests, temporary. In reality, people can received TTD for years. Each case is unique. If a doctor says you can return to work, either full duty or with restrictions, your TTD benefits will stop. However, you may qualify for other types of workers’ compensation disability benefits.
If you want to know more about, TTD. Call us at 504-838-8883. We are happy to discuss your claim and how we may be able to assist you.