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Temporary Total Disability

Did You Suffer Temporary Injuries on the Job?

If your on-the-job accident causes you to be temporarily disabled and unable to work, you may qualify for Temporary Total Disability benefits. Give us a call so we can ensure you get money to help you make ends meet until you recover.

To qualify for TTD benefits, you’ll need certification from your workers’ comp doctor that restricts you from performing your work duties, you’ll need to be off work for at least five days within a twenty-day period, and you must not have been offered “light-duty” work that fits the temporary restrictions set by your medical provider and pays net wages at your TTD rate.

If you are eligible for TTD, you’ll receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage for as long as you qualify. In Nevada, TTD payments are capped at $897.82 per week for 2019. If your average earnings at the time of your injury totaled more than $5,856.54 per month, you’ll still receive a maximum of $3,904.36 each month. You will continue to receive payments until you are:

  • Released by your doctor to return to work.
  • Offered work by your employer that accommodates your restrictions.
  • Determined to have reached maximum medical improvement.
  • Declared permanently disabled and are not expected to improve.

Getting Paid TTD Benefits in Nevada

TTD benefits are not paid out automatically. To get paid for your Temporary Total Disability, you’ll need to file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits right away. Once you are certified as disabled, you should receive your first check within about 14 days.

When you receive your initial payment, your employer should include an Explanation of Wage Calculation that explains how the insurer determined your pay rate. It’s important to review this form carefully and make sure there are no errors that will impact the amount you receive.

How Your TTD Payments Are Calculated

To decide how much you’ll receive, an adjuster with your employer’s insurance company will obtain wage verification from your employer. The adjuster will base your compensation on the wages you earned in the last 12 weeks before you got hurt. If the 12-week wage history from before you were injured doesn’t portray an accurate representation of your wages, be sure you let us know as soon as possible. We can request that your benefits be calculated based on your wages over the last 12 months prior to your injury instead.

Factors that may impact the amount of TTD benefits you receive include:

  • Working Multiple Jobs. If you worked more than one job before you were injured, we can ask that the income from all earnings sources be used to calculate your average monthly wages that determine your benefit amount.
  • Income from Tips. The tips you earn and report for income tax purposes can be added to your base wage to obtain a more accurate representation of your total earned income when determining your TTD payments.
  • Wages Lost for Treatment. If you return to your job after qualifying for TTD benefits, you may still be under a physician’s care. If you have to take off work for medical treatment associated with your work injury and you travel more than 50 miles for your appointment, you can be reimbursed for the wages you lost while you were getting care.
  • Incarceration. If you become incarcerated, you will not receive Temporary Total Disability benefits for as long as you are in jail/prison.
  • Termination from Employment. If you are terminated from your job for misconduct that doesn’t have anything to do with your work injury and that termination is the only reason you cannot return to your job, you will not qualify for TTD benefits.

If you discover that the calculation of your wages is incorrect, make sure you contact our team immediately so we can help you dispute the mistakes. Keep in mind we will need documentation, such as pay stubs, W-2 forms, or copies of income tax returns to correct any errors.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

March 18, 2020 Udpate.

We have just been given notice that all Hearings and Appeals have been vacated and are off calendar by order the Senior Appeals Officer from the Nevada Department of Administration. It is unknown when the reset dates will occur.

March 17, 2020 Update.

As efforts concerning the containment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continue to evolve here in the U.S. and around the world, we want to assure you that Jason D. Mills & Associates remains committed to three important priorities:

Our offices remain open for business; however, we encourage all existing clients to help us limit exposure and the potential spread of COVID-19 by avoiding in-office meetings. We remain open for business virtually during normally scheduled work hours (9:00 am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday). All email, fax, telephone, and other electronic communication will continue without interruption. If you have a scanner please scan documents and send to us in .PDF format. If you do not have a scanner, there are smart phone apps available such as: CamScanner, Adobe Scan and Genius Scan (and many others), that will turn your smart phone into a document scanner at zero or little cost.

Our local courts continue to update and modify their policies and procedures in response to the current COVID-19 situation as well, and we are monitoring those procedures to navigate the impact on your claims. So far, the Hearing and Appeals Office has halted all in-person hearings and is in the process of converting future hearings into telephonic hearings. As we learn more, we will provide updated information.

We also know that many of you have been personally impacted in a number of ways, and we apologize for any inconvenience these modifications may cause you but of course we are all experiencing this disruption together and will get through it together. We will resume normal operations as soon as the local, state and national governments give instructions that it is reasonable to do so. We appreciate your flexibility as we do our part to help bring this unprecedented situation under control.

Again, we are fully operational and are actively working on your claims. If there is anything you need, please feel free to contact our office (telephonically or electronically) during office hours so that we can direct your call and follow up accordingly.