In New York, the waiting period for workers’ compensation benefits depends on the length of disability resulting from a work-related injury or illness. Here is an overview of the waiting periods for different types of disabilities:
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD): If an employee is completely unable to work due to a work-related injury or illness, there is a seven-day waiting period before TTD benefits become payable. However, if the disability extends beyond 14 days, the injured worker will receive benefits for the initial seven-day waiting period as well.
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD): If an employee is able to work but at a reduced capacity or with limitations due to a work-related injury, there is a three-day waiting period before TPD benefits become payable.
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD): In cases where an employee is permanently and totally disabled due to a work-related injury, there is no waiting period for PTD benefits. The benefits become payable immediately.
It’s important to note that these waiting periods are specific to New York state workers’ compensation laws and may vary in other jurisdictions. Additionally, waiting periods can be subject to change, so it’s advisable to consult the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board or an experienced workers’ compensation attorney for the most up-to-date information and guidance regarding waiting periods and benefits.