The inability of a worker to fulfill their work activities entails a series of advantages, which are qualified within what we know, as compensation benefits for temporary total disability (TTD), since in general this disability is due, the vast majority, due to occupational injuries or illnesses, which temporarily prevent the person from carrying out their daily work.
A situation of this type could grant the right to receive some income, to help him in what would be medical expenses and purchase of medicines. However, to obtain this benefit, it will be necessary for the person to file a compensation claim and, in addition, be reviewed by a medical specialist in the field, so that the case can proceed.
However, it is important to note that, in the United States, only five states contemplate a labor compensation system for workers who need insurance to cover their temporary absence. Today, the state of California is one of those that stipulates this benefit, as well as New York, New Jersey, among others.
When the worker receives the benefits and how much is the payment
There must always be a waiting time, that is, the temporary income benefit is not charged immediately, once the injury has occurred, if you are out for 3 to 7 days. On the other hand, if the person remains outside their work area for a longer period between 14 and 21 days, it will be granted immediately.
They generally receive two-thirds of their average weekly salary, with a maximum amount, and even, it is anticipated, even a minimum amount for those workers with low wages. This is only covered in some states, not all.
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