Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents before 1998

Policy

On January 1 every year, the WSIB indexes certain dollar amounts set out in the Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA), as amended by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA), that apply to pre-1998 work-related injuries/diseases, and the maximum average earnings in each accident year from 1985 to 1997.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to identify the yearly values of the dollar amounts set out in legislation and maximum average earnings.

Guidelines

Dollar amounts set out in legislation

The following dollar amounts set out in legislation, which are used to determine the amount of certain benefits, are indexed annually:

  • minimum amounts for temporary disability benefits
  • minimum amounts for permanent disability (PD) benefits
  • base amount, adjustment factor, maximum amount, minimum amount, and lump sum threshold for non-economic loss (NEL) benefits
  • base amount, adjustment factor, maximum amount, and minimum amount for survivors’ lump sum
  • minimum amount of periodic payments for a surviving spouse and child/ren
  • minimum amount of net average earnings (NAE) for calculating periodic payments for surviving spouse(s) where no child/ren or for surviving child/ren where there no spouse(s), and
  • minimum burial or cremation amount.

Exception

The maximum amounts of fines for offences are not indexed see 22-01-05, Offences and Penalties - General.

NOTE

Prior to April 30, 2011, the loss of retirement income (LRI) lump sum threshold was an annually indexed amount. For workers who turn age 65 on or after April 30, 2011 the lump sum threshold is the maximum average earnings for the year in which the worker turns age 65.

Maximum average earnings

With respect to WSIB benefits, the maximum average earnings are used to calculate earnings-based benefits (e.g., PD benefits, survivors’ periodic payments) and are the lump sum threshold for LRI benefits for workers who turn age 65 on or after April 30, 2011 (see Note above).

There is one maximum average earnings applicable to accident dates before April 1, 1985. Likewise, there is one maximum average earnings applicable to accident dates between April 1, 1985 and January 1, 1990 (inclusive). From January 2, 1990 onward, maximum average earnings are identified in each accident year. All maximum average earnings are indexed annually.

Prior to 1992, maximum average earnings were legislated amounts. The maximum average earnings in each accident year from 1992 onward are 175 per cent of the average industrial wage (AIW) for Ontario from published Statistics Canada earnings data from the year prior to the accident year.

The maximum average earnings are indexed every January 1.

Indexing factor

The indexing factor is the percentage adjustment applied to values that are subject to annual indexing (e.g., dollar amounts set out in legislation and maximum average earnings) to account for inflation. The indexing factor is prescribed by legislation.

Information about the indexing method can be found in 18-01-14, Annual Indexing.

On or after January 1, 2018

For entitlement periods on or after January 1, 2018, the indexing factor is the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada for all items, for the 12-month period ending on October 31 of the previous year, as published by Statistics Canada. This factor is applicable for all values subject to annual indexing, and is referred to in the WSIA as the ‘Indexing Factor’.

Between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2017 (inclusive)

For entitlement periods between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2017 inclusive, as outlined in the WSIA, different indexing factors are applicable depending on the benefit type, the legislated amount, and the year:

  • Alternate Indexing Factor: the percentage change in the CPI for Canada for all items, for the 12-month period ending on October 31 of the previous year, as published by Statistics Canada (also referred to as CPI)
  • General Indexing Factor: (1/2 x Alternate Indexing Factor) - 1 (also referred to as modified Friedland)
  • Temporary Indexing Factor: an amount prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council by regulation to replace the General Indexing Factor for a given year
  • Additional Adjustment: an amount prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council by regulation in addition to the General and/or Alternate Indexing Factors for a given year

Between 1987 and 1997 (inclusive)

For entitlement periods between 1987 and 1997 inclusive, as outlined in the WCA, different indexing factors are applicable depending on the benefit type, the legislated amount, and the year:

  • The percentage change in the CPI for Canada for all items, for the 12-month period ending on October 31 of the previous year, as published by Statistics Canada (also referred to as CPI).
  • [3/4 x A] - 1 in which “A” is the percentage change in the CPI for Canada for all items, for the 12-month period ending on October 31 of the previous year, as published by Statistics Canada (also referred to as Friedland).

Prior to 1987

For entitlement periods prior to 1987, increases to benefits and/or legislated amounts (including the maximum average earnings) occurred via amendments to the WCA.

Other rates

For benefit dollar amounts for accident dates on or after January 1, 1998 see 18-01-02, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents from 1998. For other rates reviewed annually and set by the WSIB see 18-01-05, Table of Rates.

Annual indexing

The Indexing Factor for 2019 is 2.3%.

Dollar amounts set out in legislation: 2019 values
Amount Value
Temporary
Full minimum (accident dates before April 1, 1985) $22,210.76
Full minimum (accident dates between April 1, 1985 and December 31, 1997) $23,782.72
Partial minimum (accident dates before April 1, 1985) $17,027.40
Partial minimum (accident dates between April 1, 1985 and December 31, 1997) $18,233.28
PD
Full minimum (accident dates before April 1, 1985) $22,468.16
Full minimum (accident dates on or after April 1, 1985) $23,782.72
Partial minimum (accident dates before April 1, 1985) $17,225.00
Partial minimum (accident dates on or after April 1, 1985) $18,233.28
NEL Benefit
Base amount $61,361.27
Adjustment factor $1,364.09
Maximum $88,632.37
Minimum $34,090.12
Lump sum threshold $13,635.56
Survivors' lump sum
Base amount $83,766.72
Adjustment factor $2,094.16
Maximum $125,650.00
Minimum $41,883.31
Survivors’ periodic payment
Minimum (spouse(s) and child/ren) $23,782.72
Minimum (spouse(s) no child/ren, child/ren no spouse(s))
Burial or cremation expenses
Minimum $3,141.25
Maximum average earnings: 2019 values for accident dates before 1998 and work-related deaths resulting from injuries/diseases between April 1, 1985 and December 31, 1997
Accident date Maximum average earnings (partial benefits) Maximum average earnings (full benefits, survivors' periodic payments)
Before April 1, 1985 (temporary benefits) $48,500 $63,200.00
Before April 1, 1985 (PD benefits) $46,535.72 $60,700.23
Between April 1, 1985 and January 1, 1990 (inclusive)(temporary benefits) $53,700 $70,200.00
Between April 1, 1985 and January 1, 1990 (inclusive)(PD benefits) $53,700 $70,200.00
January 2, 1990 (FEL and Temporary) $53,700 $70,200.00
1991 (FEL and temporary) $55,800 $72,700.00
1992 (FEL and temporary) $64,800 $84,100.00
1993 (FEL and temporary) $65,900 $85,200.00
1994 (FEL and temporary) $66,400 $85,700.00
1995 (FEL and temporary) $68,100 $88,200.00
1996 (FEL and temporary) $67,800 $86,400.00
1997 (FEL and temporary) $68,100 $85,600.00

See 18-01-02, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents from 1998 for the maximum average earnings for accident dates in 1998 and onward.

Document History

This document replaces 18-01-03 dated April 5, 2018.

This document was previously published as:
18-01-03 dated January 4, 2017
18-01-03 dated January 4, 2016
18-01-03 dated January 2, 2015
18-01-03 dated February 3, 2014
18-01-03 dated February 1, 2013
18-01-03 dated February 1, 2012
18-01-03 dated February 1, 2011
18-01-03 dated February 23, 2010
18-01-03 dated February 18, 2009
18-01-03 dated March 3, 2008
18-01-03 dated July 3, 2007
18-01-03 dated February 19, 2007
18-01-03 dated February 20, 2006
18-01-03 dated October 12, 2004
05-01-02 dated August 12, 1999

References

Legislative Authority

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as amended
Sections 49, 51, 52, 52.1, 102, 107.1, 111, 111.1

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as it read prior to January 1, 2018
Sections 49, 50, 51, 52, 52.1, 54, 102, 111

Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended
Sections 35, 38, 39, 42, 44(7), 145, 146, 148, 149, 150

Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.O. 1980, as amended
Sections 36, 41, 42, 45, 132, 133, 136, 136a., 138, 139, 140, 141

O. Reg. 454/09

Appendix

Indexed legislated amounts and maximum average earnings

 

Fig. 1 - Minimum for temporary benefits calculation (accident dates before April 1, 1985)

The minimum is applied as part of the temporary benefit calculation.

Effective date Indexing Amount (partial) Indexing Amount (full)
July 1, 1985 N/A (*1) $10,296.00 N/A (*1) $10,296.00
January 1, 1986 Legislated $10,471.24 Legislated $10,471.24
January 1, 1987 CPI $10,931.96 CPI $10,931.96
January 1, 1988 CPI $11,402.04 CPI $11,402.04
January 1, 1989 CPI $11,880.96 CPI $11,880.96
January 1, 1990 CPI $12,487.28 CPI $12,487.28
January 1, 1991 CPI $13,086.84 CPI $13,086.84
January 1, 1992 CPI $13,662.48 CPI $13,662.48
January 1, 1993 CPI $13,880.88 CPI $13,880.88
January 1, 1994 CPI $14,144.52 CPI $14,144.52
January 1, 1995 Friedland $14,144.52 CPI $14,144.52
January 1, 1996 Friedland $14,257.88 CPI $14,484.08
January 1, 1997 Friedland $14,300.52 CPI $14,730.04
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $14,300.52 Alternate/CPI $14,951.56
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $14,300.52 Alternate/CPI $15,100.28
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $14,329.12 Alternate/CPI $15,448.16
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $14,386.32 Alternate/CPI $15,880.28
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $14,386.32 Alternate/CPI $16,182.40
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $14,472.64 Alternate/CPI $16,700.32
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $14,472.64 Alternate/CPI $16,967.60
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $14,501.76 Alternate/CPI $17,358.12
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $14,544.92 Alternate/CPI $17,809.48
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $14,599.48 Alternate/CPI $18,183.36
July 1, 2007 Additional $14,923.48 N/A $18,183.36
January 1, 2008 Temporary $15,296.84 Alternate/CPI $18,546.84
January 1, 2009 Temporary $15,679.04 Alternate/CPI $19,010.68
January 1, 2010 Temporary $15,757.56 Alternate/CPI $19,087.12
January 1, 2011 Temporary $15,836.60 Alternate/CPI $19,392.36
January 1, 2012 Temporary $15,915.64 Alternate/CPI $19,935.24
January 1, 2013 Temporary $15,955.20 Alternate/CPI $20,294.04
January 1, 2014 Temporary $16,075.28 Alternate/CPI $20,476.56
January 1, 2015 Temporary $16,155.36 Alternate/CPI $20,845.24
January 1, 2016 Temporary $16,235.96 Alternate/CPI $21,095.36
January 1, 2017 Temporary $16,398.20 Alternate/CPI $21,390.20
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $16,644.68 Indexing Factor/CPI $21,711.56
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $17,027.40 Indexing Factor/CPI $22,210.76

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1980 (as amended), and subject to indexing thereafter

Fig. 2 – Minimum for PD benefits calculation (accident dates before April 1, 1985)

The minimum is applied as part of the PD benefit calculation. See 18-07-04, Calculating Permanent Disability Benefits for information about how the minimum is applied in the PD benefit calculation.

Effective date Indexing Amount (partial) Indexing Amount (full)
July 1, 1985 N/A (*1) $10,416.00 N/A (*1) $10,416.00
January 1, 1986 Legislated $10,593.12 Legislated $10,593.12
January 1, 1987 CPI $11,059.20 CPI $11,059.20
January 1, 1988 CPI $11,534.76 CPI $11,534.76
January 1, 1989 CPI $12,019.20 CPI $12,019.20
January 1, 1990 CPI $12,632.16 CPI $12,632.16
January 1, 1991 CPI $13,238.52 CPI $13,238.52
January 1, 1992 CPI $13,821.24 CPI $13,821.24
January 1, 1993 CPI $14,041.56 CPI $14,041.56
January 1, 1994 CPI $14,308.80 CPI $14,308.80
January 1, 1995 Friedland $14,308.80 CPI $14,308.80
January 1, 1996 Friedland $14,423.28 CPI $14,652.24
January 1, 1997 Friedland $14,446.48 CPI $14,901.36
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $14,446.48 Alternate/CPI $15,124.80
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $14,446.48 Alternate/CPI $15,276.00
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $14,495.52 Alternate/CPI $15,627.36
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $14,553.48 Alternate/CPI $16,065.00
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $14,553.48 Alternate/CPI $16,370.28
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $14,640.72 Alternate/CPI $16,894.08
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $14,640.72 Alternate/CPI $17,164.44
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $14,670.00 Alternate/CPI $17,559.24
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $14,714.04 Alternate/CPI $18,015.72
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $14,728.80 Alternate/CPI $18,394.08
July 1, 2007 Additional $15,096.96 N/A $18,394.08
January 1, 2008 Temporary $15,474.48 Alternate/CPI $18,761.88
January 1, 2009 Temporary $15,861.24 Alternate/CPI $19,230.96
January 1, 2010 Temporary $15,940.56 Alternate/CPI $19,307.88
January 1, 2011 Temporary $16,020.24 Alternate/CPI $19,616.76
January 1, 2012 Temporary $16,100.40 Alternate/CPI $20,166.00
January 1, 2013 Temporary $16,180.92 Alternate/CPI $20,529.00
January 1, 2014 Temporary $16,261.80 Alternate/CPI $20,713.80
January 1, 2015 Temporary $16,343.16 Alternate/CPI $21,086.64
January 1, 2016 Temporary $16,424.76 Alternate/CPI $21,339.72
January 1, 2017 Temporary $16,589.04 Alternate/CPI $21,638.40
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $16,837.92 Indexing Factor/CPI $21,963.00
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $17,225.00 Indexing Factor/CPI $22,468.16

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1980 (as amended), and subject to indexing thereafter

Fig. 3 – Minimum for temporary benefits calculations (accident dates between April, 1, 1985 to December 31, 1997 [inclusive])

Effective date Indexing Amount (partial) Indexing Amount (full)
April 1, 1985 N/A (*1) $10,500.00 N/A (*1) $10,500.00
January 1, 1986(a) N/A (*2) $11,025.00 N/A (*2) $11,025.00
January 1, 1986(b) Legislated $11,212.76 Legislated $11,212.76
January 1, 1987 CPI $11,705.72 CPI $11,705.72
January 1, 1988 CPI $12,209.08 CPI $12,209.08
January 1, 1989 CPI $12,721.80 CPI $12,721.80
January 1, 1990 CPI $13,370.76 CPI $13,370.76
January 1, 1991 CPI $14,012.44 CPI $14,012.44
January 1, 1992 CPI $14,629.16 CPI $14,629.16
January 1, 1993 CPI $14,863.16 CPI $14,863.16
January 1, 1994 CPI $15,145.52 CPI $15,145.52
January 1, 1995 Friedland $15,145.52 CPI $15,145.52
January 1, 1996 Friedland $15,266.68 CPI $15,509.00
January 1, 1997 Friedland $15,312.44 CPI $15,772.64
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $15,312.44 Alternate/CPI $16,009.24
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $15,312.44 Alternate/CPI $16,169.40
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $15,343.12 Alternate/CPI $16,541.20
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $15,404.48 Alternate/CPI $17,004.52
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $15,404.48 Alternate/CPI $17,327.44
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $15,497.04 Alternate/CPI $17,881.76
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $15,497.04 Alternate/CPI $18,168.28
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $15,528.24 Alternate/CPI $18,586.36
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $15,575.04 Alternate/CPI $19,069.44
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $15,590.64 Alternate/CPI $19,469.84
July 1, 2007 Additional $15,980.64 N/A $19,469.84
January 1, 2008 Temporary $16,380.00 Alternate/CPI $19,859.32
January 1, 2009 Temporary $16,789.76 Alternate/CPI $20,355.92
January 1, 2010 Temporary $16,873.48 Alternate/CPI $20,437.56
January 1, 2011 Temporary $16,957.72 Alternate/CPI $20,764.64
January 1, 2012 Temporary $17,043.00 Alternate/CPI $21,346.00
January 1, 2013 Temporary $17,127.76 Alternate/CPI $21,730.28
January 1, 2014 Temporary $17,213.56 Alternate/CPI $21,925.80
January 1, 2015 Temporary $17,299.88 Alternate/CPI $22,320.48
January 1, 2016 Temporary $17,386.20 Alternate/CPI $22,588.28
January 1, 2017 Temporary $17,559.88 Alternate/CPI $22,904.44
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $17,823.52 Indexing Factor/CPI $23,248.16
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $18,233.28 Indexing Factor/CPI $23,782.72

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1980 (as amended)
*2. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1980 (as amended), and subject to indexing on January 1, 1986 and thereafter

Fig. 4 - Minimum for PD benefits calculation (accident dates between April, 1, 1985 to January 1, 1990 [inclusive])

The minimum is applied as part of the PD benefit calculation. See 18-07-04, Calculating Permanent Disability Benefits for information about how the minimum is applied in the PD benefit calculation.

Effective date Indexing Minimum partial Indexing Minimum full
April 1, 1985 N/A (*1) $11,025.00 N/A (*1) $11,025.00
January 1, 1986 Legislated $11,212.76 Legislated $11,212.76
January 1, 1987 CPI $11,705.72 CPI $11,705.72
January 1, 1988 CPI $12,209.08 CPI $12,209.08
January 1, 1989 CPI $12,721.80 CPI $12,721.80
January 1, 1990 CPI $13,370.76 CPI $13,370.76
January 1, 1991 CPI $14,012.44 CPI $14,012.44
January 1, 1992 CPI $14,629.16 CPI $14,629.16
January 1, 1993 CPI $14,863.16 CPI $14,863.16
January 1, 1994 CPI $15,145.52 CPI $15,145.52
January 1, 1995 Friedland $15,145.52 CPI $15,145.52
January 1, 1996 Friedland $15,266.68 CPI $15,509.00
January 1, 1997 Friedland $15,312.44 CPI $15,772.64
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $15,312.44 Alternate/CPI $16,009.24
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $15,312.44 Alternate/CPI $16,169.40
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $15,343.12 Alternate/CPI $16,541.20
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $15,404.48 Alternate/CPI $17,004.52
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $15,404.48 Alternate/CPI $17,327.44
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $15,497.04 Alternate/CPI $17,881.76
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $15,497.04 Alternate/CPI $18,168.28
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $15,528.24 Alternate/CPI $18,586.36
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $15,575.04 Alternate/CPI $19,069.44
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $15,590.64 Alternate/CPI $19,469.84
July 1, 2007 Additional $15,980.64 N/A $19,469.84
January 1, 2008 Temporary $16,380.00 Alternate/CPI $19,859.32
January 1, 2009 Temporary $16,789.76 Alternate/CPI $20,355.92
January 1, 2010 Temporary $16,873.48 Alternate/CPI $20,437.56
January 1, 2011 Temporary $16,957.72 Alternate/CPI $20,764.64
January 1, 2012 Temporary $17,043.00 Alternate/CPI $21,346.00
January 1, 2013 Temporary $17,127.76 Alternate/CPI $21,730.28
January 1, 2014 Temporary $17,213.56 Alternate/CPI $21,925.80
January 1, 2015 Temporary $17,299.88 Alternate/CPI $22,320.48
January 1, 2016 Temporary $17,386.20 Alternate/CPI $22,588.28
January 1, 2017 Temporary $17,559.88 Alternate/CPI $22,904.44
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $17,823.52 Indexing Factor/CPI $23,248.16
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $18,233.28 Indexing Factor/CPI $23,782.72

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1980 (as amended), and subject to indexing thereafter

Fig. 5 - LRI lump sum threshold

The applicable LRI lump sum threshold is the amount for the year in which the worker turns age 65. See 18-04-17, Loss of Retirement Income Benefits (Accidents from January 2, 1990 to December 31, 1997) for information about LRI for accidents between January 2, 1990 and December 31, 1997 (inclusive).

Year worker reaches age 65 Indexing factor Dollar amount
1990 N/A (*1) $1,000.00
1991 CPI $1,048.00
1992 CPI $1,094.11
1993 CPI $1,111.62
1994 CPI $1,132.74
1995 Friedland $1,132.74
1996 Friedland $1,141,80
1997 Friedland $1,145.23

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1990 (as amended), and subject to indexing thereafter up to and including 2011

The LRI thresholds for workers who reach age 65 from 1998 onwards are outlined in Fig. 2 in 18-01-02, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents from 1998.

Fig. 6 - Amounts for NEL benefits

NEL benefits are calculated using the amounts applicable for the date the worker reaches maximum medical recovery (MMR). See 18-05-04, Calculating NEL Benefits for more information about calculating NEL Benefits.

MMR year Indexing Base amount Adjustment factor Maximum amount Minimum amount Lump sum threshold
1990 N/A(*1) $45,000.00 $1,000.00 $65,000.00 $25,000.00 $10,000.00
1991 CPI $47,160.00 $1,048.00 $68,120.00 $26,200.00 $10,480.00
1992 CPI $49,235.00 $1,094.00 $71,117.00 $27,353.00 $10,941.33
1993 CPI $50,023.00 $1,112.00 $72,255.00 $27,791.00 $11,116.00
1994 CPI $50,973.44 $1,133.13 $73,627.85 $28,319.03 $11,327.20
1995 Friedland $50,973.44 $1,133.13 $73,627.85 $28,319.03 $11,327.20
1996 Friedland $51,381.23 $1,142.20 $74,216.87 $28,545.58 $11,417.82
1997 Friedland $51,535.37 $1,145.63 $74,439.52 $28,631.22 $11,452.07

*1. These are the amounts provided for in the WCA, 1980 (as amended), and subject to indexing thereafter

NEL dollar amounts for workers who reach MMR from 1998 onwards are outlined in Fig. 3 in 18-01-02, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents from 1998.

Fig. 7 - Amounts for survivors' lump sum benefits

Survivors' lump sum benefits are calculated using the amounts applicable for the date of the worker’s death. See 20-03-04, Spouse with No Children and 20-03-10, Children and No Spouse for more information about how the survivors’ lump sum benefit is calculated.

Year of death Indexing Base amount Adjustment factor Maximum lump sum Minimum lump sum
1985 NA(*1) $40,000 $1,000.00 $60,000.00 $20,000.00
1986 Legislated $40,680.00 $1,017.00 $61,020.00 $20,340.00
1987 CPI $42,469.92 $1,061.75 $63,704.88 $21,234.96
1988 CPI $44,296.13 $1,107.41 $66,444.19 $22,148.06
1989 CPI $46,156.57 $1,153.92 $69,234.85 $23,078.28
1990 CPI $48,510.56 $1,212.77 $72,765.83 $24,255.27
1991 CPI $50,839.07 $1,270.98 $76,258.59 $25,419.52
1992  CPI $53,075.99 $1,326.90 $79,613.97 $26,537.98
1993 CPI $53,925.21 $1,348.13 $80,887.79 $26,962.59
1994 CPI $54,949.79 $1,373.74 $82,424.66 $27,474.88
1995 Friedland $54,949.79 $1,373.74 $82,424.66 $27,474.88
1996 Friedland $55,389.38 $1,384.73 $83,084.05 $27,694.68
1997 Freidland $55,555.55 $1,388.88 $83,333.30 $27,777.76

*1. These are the amounts provided for in the WCA, 1980 (as amended), and subject to indexing thereafter

Amounts for survivors’ lump sum benefits for deaths that occur from 1998 onwards are outlined in Fig. 4 in 18-01-02, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents from 1998.

Fig. 8 - Minimum amount for survivors’ periodic payments

Survivors' periodic payments are calculated using the minimum amounts applicable for the date of the worker’s death. See 20-03-04, Spouse with No Children, 20-03-06, Spouse with One or More Children, and 20-03-10, Children and No Spouse for information about how the minimum applies in periodic payment calculations.

Effective date Indexing Minimum amount
1985 N/A (*1) $11,025.00
1986 Legislated $11,212.76
1987 CPI $11,705.72
1988 CPI $12,209.08
1989 CPI $12,721.80
1990 CPI $13,370.76
1991 CPI $14,012.44
1992 CPI $14,629.16
1993 CPI $14,863.16
1994 CPI $15,145.52
1995 Friedland $15,145.52
1996 Friedland $15,266.68
1997 Friedland $15,312.44

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1980 (as amended), and subject to indexing thereafter

The minimum amount for deaths that occur from 1998 onwards are outlined in Fig. 5 in 18-01-02, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents from 1998.

Fig. 9 - Minimum amount for burial or cremation expenses

The minimum amount for burial or cremation expenses is the minimum amount for the date of the worker’s death. See 20-03-02, Burial Expenses for information about burial or cremation expenses.

Effective date Indexing Minimum amount
1985 N/A (*1) $1,500.00
1986 Legislated $1,525.50
1987 CPI $1,592.62
1988 CPI $1,661.10
1989 CPI $1,730.87
1990 CPI $1,819.14
1991 CPI $1,906.46
1992 CPI $1,990.34
1993 CPI $2,2022.19
1994 CPI $2,606.61
1995 Friedland $2,061.61
1996 Friedland $2,077.09
1997 Friedland $2,083.32

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1980 (as amended), and subject to indexing thereafter

The minimum amount for burial or cremation expenses for deaths that occur from 1998 onwards are outlined in Fig. 6 in 18-01-02, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents from 1998.

Fig. 10 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates before April 1, 1985 (temporary benefits)

Effective date Indexing Minimum average earnings (partial benefit) Indexing Maximum average earnings (full benefit)
July 1, 1985 N/A (*1) $28,200 N/A (*1) $28,200
January 1, 1986 Legislated $28,700 Legislated $28,700
January 1, 1987 CPI $30,000 CPI $30,000
January 1, 1988 CPI $31,300 CPI $31,300
January 1, 1989 CPI $32,700 CPI $32,700
January 1, 1990 CPI $34,400 CPI $34,400
January 1, 1991 CPI $36,100 CPI $36,100
January 1, 1992 CPI $37,700 CPI $37,700
January 1, 1993 CPI $38,400 CPI $38,400
January 1, 1994 CPI $39,200 CPI $39,200
January 1, 1995 Friedland $39,200 CPI $39,200
January 1, 1996 Friedland $39,600 CPI $40,200
January 1, 1997 Friedland $39,800 CPI $40,900
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $39,800 Alternate/CPI $41,600
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $39,800 Alternate/CPI $42,100
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $39,900 Alternate/CPI $43,100
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $40,100 Alternate/CPI $44,400
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $40,100 Alternate/CPI $45,300
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $40,400 Alternate/CPI $46,800
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $40,400 Alternate/CPI $47,600
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $40,500 Alternate/CPI $48,700
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $40,700 Alternate/CPI $50,000
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $40,800 Alternate/CPI $51,100
July 1, 2007 Additional $41,900 N/A $51,100
January 1, 2008 Temporary $43,000 Alternate/CPI $52,200
January 1, 2009 Temporary $44,100 Alternate/CPI $53,600
January 1, 2010 Temporary $44,400 Alternate/CPI $53,900
January 1, 2011 Temporary $44,700 Alternate/CPI $54,800
January 1, 2012 Temporary $45,000 Alternate/CPI $56,400
January 1, 2013 Temporary $45,300 Alternate/CPI $57,500
January 1, 2014 Temporary $45,600 Alternate/CPI $58,100
January 1, 2015 Temporary $45,900 Alternate/CPI $59,200
January 1, 2016 Temporary $46,200 Alternate/CPI $60,000
January 1, 2017 Temporary $46,700 Alternate/CPI $60,900
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $47,400 Indexing Factor/CPI $61,800
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $48,500 Indexing Factor/CPI $63,200

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1980 (as amended), and subject to indexing thereafter

Fig. 11 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates before April 1, 1985 (PD benefits)

Effective date Indexing Maximum average earnings (partial benefit) Indexing Maximum average earnings (full benefit)
July 1, 1985 N/A (*1) $28,140.00 N/A (*1) $28,140.00
January 1, 1986 Legislated $28,618.38 Legislated $28,618.38
January 1, 1987 CPI $29,877.59 CPI $29,877.59
January 1, 1988 CPI $31,162.33 CPI $31,162.33
January 1, 1989 CPI $32, 471.15 CPI $32,471.15
January 1, 1990 CPI $34,127.18 CPI $34,127.18
January 1, 1991 CPI $35,765.29 CPI $35,765.29
January 1, 1992 CPI $37,338.97 CPI $37,338.97
January 1, 1993 CPI $37,935.98 CPI $37,935.98
January 1, 1994 CPI $38,656.76 CPI $38,656.76
January 1, 1995 Friedland $38,656.76 CPI $38,656.76
January 1, 1996 Friedland $38,966.01 CPI $39,584.52
January 1, 1997 Friedland $39,082.91 CPI $40,257.46
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $39,082.91 Alternate/ CPI $40,861.32
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $39,082.91 Alternate/ CPI $41,269.93
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $39,161.08 Alternate/ CPI $42,219.14
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $39,317.73 Alternate/ CPI $43,401.28
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $39,317.73 Alternate/ CPI $44,225.91
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $39,533.64 Alternate/ CPI $45,641.14
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $39,553.64 Alternate/ CPI $46,371.40
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $39,632.75 Alternate/ CPI $47,437.94
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $39,751.65 Alternate/ CPI $48,671.33
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $39,791.40 Alternate/ CPI $49,693.43
July 1, 2007 Additional $40,786.19 N/A $49,693.43
January 1, 2008 Temporary $41,805.85 Alternate/ CPI $50,678.30
January 1, 2009 Temporary $42,851.00 Alternate/ CPI $51,954.48
January 1, 2010 Temporary $43,065.26 Alternate/ CPI $52,162.30
January 1, 2011 Temporary $43,280.59 Alternate/ CPI $52,996.90
January 1, 2012 Temporary $43,496.99 Alternate/ CPI $54,480.81
January 1, 2013 Temporary $43,714.47 Alternate/ CPI $55,461.46
January 1, 2014 Temporary $43,933.04 Alternate/ CPI $55,960.61
January 1, 2015 Temporary $44,152.71 Alternate/ CPI $56,967.90
January 1, 2016 Temporary $44,373.47 Alternate/ CPI $57,651.51
January 1, 2017 Temporary $44,817.20 Alternate/ CPI $58,458.63
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $45,489.46 Indexing Factor/CPI $59,335.51
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $46,535.72 Indexing Factor/CPI $60,700.23

*1. This is the amount provided for the WCA, 1980 (as amended), and subject to indexing thereafter

Fig. 12 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates and work-related deaths resulting from injuries/diseases between April, 1, 1985 and January 1, 1990 (inclusive)

Effective date Indexing Maximum average earnings (partial benefits) Indexing Maximum average earnings (full benefit, survivors' periodic payments)
April 1, 1985 N/A (*1) $31,500 N/A (*1) $31,500
January 1, 1986 Legislated $32,100 Legislated $32,100
January 1, 1987 CPI $33,600 CPI $33,600
January 1, 1988 CPI $35,100 CPI $35,100
January 1, 1989 CPI $36,600 CPI $36,600
January 1, 1990 CPI $38,500 CPI $38,500
January 1, 1991 CPI $40,400 CPI $40,400
January 1, 1992 CPI $42,200 CPI $42,200
January 1, 1993 CPI $42,900 CPI $42,900
January 1, 1994 CPI $43,800 CPI $43,800
January 1, 1995 Friedland $43,800 CPI $43,800
January 1, 1996 Friedland $44,200 CPI $44,900
January 1, 1997 Friedland $44,400 CPI $45,700
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $44,400 Alternate/CPI $46,400
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $44,400 Alternate/CPI $46,900
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $44,500 Alternate/CPI $48,000
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $44,700 Alternate/CPI $49,400
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $44,700 Alternate/CPI $50,400
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $45,000 Alternate/CPI $52,100
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $45,000 Alternate/CPI $53,000
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $45,100 Alternate/CPI $54,300
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $45,300 Alternate/CPI  $55,800
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $45,400 Alternate/CPI $57,000
July 1, 2007 Additional $46,600 N/A $57,000
January 1, 2008 Temporary $47,800 Temporary $58,200
January 1, 2009 Temporary $49,000 Temporary $59,700
January 1, 2010 Temporary $49,300 Temporary $60,000
January 1, 2011 Temporary $49,600 Temporary $61,000
January 1, 2012 Temporary $49,900 Temporary $62,800
January 1, 2013 Temporary $50,200 Temporary $64,000
January 1, 2014 Temporary $50,500 Temporary $64,600
January 1, 2015 Temporary $50,800 Temporary $65,800
January 1, 2016 Temporary $51,100 Temporary $66,000
January 1, 2017 Temporary $51,700 Temporary $67,600
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $52,500 Indexing Factor/CPI $68,600
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $53,700 Indexing Factor/CPI $70,200

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1980 for April 1985 onward, and subject to indexing thereafter

Fig. 13 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates and work-related deaths resulting from injuries/diseases between January 2, 1990 and December 31, 1990 (inclusive)

Effective date Indexing factor Maximum average earnings (partial benefit) Indexing Maximum average earnings (full benefit, survivors' periodic payments)
January 2, 1990 N/A  (*1) $38,500 N/A (*1) $38,500
January 1, 1991 CPI $40,400 CPI $40,400
January 1, 1992 CPI $42,200 CPI $42,200
January 1, 1993 CPI $42,900 CPI $42,900
January 1, 1994 CPI $43,800 CPI $43,800
January 1, 1995 Friedland $43,800 CPI $43,800
January 1, 1996 Friedland $44,200 CPI $44,900
January 1, 1997 Friedland $44,400 CPI $45,700
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $44,400 Alternate/CPI $46,400
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $44,400 Alternate/CPI $46,900
0January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $44,500 Alternate/CPI $48,000
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $44,700 Alternate/CPI $49,400
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $44,700 Alternate/CPI $50,400
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $45,000 Alternate/CPI $52,100
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $45,000 Alternate/CPI $53,000
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $45,100 Alternate/CPI $54,300
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $45,300 Alternate/CPI $55,800
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $45,400 Alternate/CPI $57,000
July 1, 2007 Additional $46,600 N/A $57,000
January 1, 2008 Temporary $47,800 Alternate/CPI $58,200
January 1, 2009 Temporary $49,000 Alternate/CPI $59,700
January 1, 2010 Temporary $49,300 Alternate/CPI $60,000
January 1, 2011 Temporary $49,600 Alternate/CPI $61,000
January 1, 2012 Temporary $49,900 Alternate/CPI $62,800
January 1, 2013 Temporary $50,200 Alternate/CPI $64,000
January 1, 2014 Temporary $50,500 Alternate/CPI $64,600
January 1, 2015 Temporary $50,800 Alternate/CPI $65,800
January 1, 2016 Temporary $51,100 Alternate/CPI $66,000
January 1, 2017 Temporary $51,700 Alternate/CPI $67,600
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $52,500 Indexing Factor/CPI $68,600
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $53,700 Indexing Factor/CPI $70,200

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1990 for January 2, 1990, and subject to indexing thereafter

Fig. 14 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates and work-related deaths resulting from injuries/diseases between January 1, 1991 and December 31, 1991 (inclusive)

Effective date Indexing Maximum average earnings (partial benefit) Indexing Maximum average earnings (full benefit, survivors' periodic payments)
January 1, 1991 N/A (*1) $42,000 N/A (*1) $42,000
January 1, 1992 CPI $43,900 CPI $43,900
January 1, 1993 CPI $44,700 CPI $44,700
January 1, 1994 CPI $45,600 CPI $45,600
January 1, 1995 Friedland $45,600 CPI $45,600
January 1, 1996 Friedland $46,000 CPI $46,700
January 1, 1997 Friedland $46,200 CPI $47,500
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $46,200 Alternate/CPI $48,300
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $46,200 Alternate/CPI $48,800
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $46,300 Alternate/CPI $50,000
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $46,500 Alternate/CPI $51,400
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $46,500 Alternate/CPI $52,400
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $46,800 Alternate/CPI $54,100
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $46,800 Alternate/CPI $55,000
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $46,900 Alternate/CPI $56,300
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $47,100 Alternate/CPI $57,800
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $47,200 Alternate/CPI $59,100
July 1, 2007 Additional $48,400 N/A $59,100
January 1, 2008 Temporary $49,700 Alternate/CPI $60,300
January 1, 2009 Temporary $51,000 Alternate/CPI $61,900
January 1, 2010 Temporary $51,300 Alternate/CPI $62,200
January 1, 2011 Temporary $51,600 Alternate/CPI $63,200
January 1, 2012 Temporary $51,900 Alternate/CPI $65,000
January 1, 2013 Temporary $52,200 Alternate/CPI $66,200
January 1, 2014 Temporary $52,500 Alternate/CPI $66,800
January 1, 2015 Temporary $52,800 Alternate/CPI $68,100
January 1, 2016 Temporary $53,100 Alternate/CPI $69,000
January 1, 2017 Temporary $53,700 Alternate/CPI $70,000
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $54,500 Indexing Factor/CPI $71,100
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $55,800 Indexing Factor/CPI $72,700

*1. This is the amount provided for in the WCA, 1990 for January 1, 1991, and subject to indexing thereafter

Fig. 15 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates and work-related deaths resulting from injuries/diseases between January 1, 1992 and December 31, 1992 (inclusive)

Effective date Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (partial benefit) Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (full benefit, survivors' periodic payments)
January 1, 1992 $29,000 x 175% $50,800 $29,000 x 175% $50,800
Indexing
January 1, 1993 CPI $51,700 CPI $51,700
January 1, 1994 CPI $52,700 CPI $52,700
January 1, 1995 Friedland $52,700 CPI $52,700
January 1, 1996 Friedland $53,200 CPI $54,000
January 1, 1997 Friedland $53,400 CPI $55,000
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $53,400 Alternate/CPI $55,900
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $53,400 Alternate/CPI $56,500
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $53,600 Alternate/CPI $57,800
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $53,900 Alternate/CPI $59,500
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $53,900 Alternate/CPI $60,700
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $54,300 Alternate/CPI $62,700
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $54,300 Alternate/CPI $63,800
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $54,500 Alternate/CPI $65,300
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $54,700 Alternate/CPI $67,000
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $54,800 Alternate/CPI $68,500
July 1, 2007 Additional $56,200 N/A $68,500
January 1, 2008 Temporary $57,700 Alternate/CPI $69,900
January 1, 2009 Temporary $59,200 Alternate/CPI $71,700
January 1, 2010 Temporary $59,500 Alternate/CPI $72,000
January 1, 2011 Temporary $59,800 Alternate/CPI $73,200
January 1, 2012 Temporary $60,100 Alternate/CPI $75,300
January 1, 2013 Temporary $60,500 Alternate/CPI $76,700
January 1, 2014 Temporary $60,900 Alternate/CPI $77,400
January 1, 2015 Temporary $61,300 Alternate/CPI $78,800
January 1, 2016 Temporary $61,700 Alternate/CPI $79,800
January 1, 2017 Temporary $62,400 Alternate/CPI $81,000
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $63,300 Indexing Factor/CPI $82,200
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $64,800 Indexing Factor/CPI $84,100

Fig. 16 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates and work-related deaths resulting from injuries/diseases between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1993 (inclusive)

Effective date Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (partial benefit) Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (full benefit, survivors periodic payments)
January 1, 1993 $29,993.61 x 175% $52,500 $29,993.61 x 175% $52,500
Indexing
January 1, 1994 CPI $53,500 CPI $53,500
January 1, 1995 Friedland $53,500 CPI $53,500
January 1, 1996 Friedland $54,000 CPI $54,800
January 1, 1997 Friedland $54,200 CPI $55,800
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $54,200 Alternate/CPI $56,700
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $54,200 Alternate/CPI $57,300
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $54,400 Alternate/CPI $58,700
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $54,700 Alternate/CPI $60,400
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $54,700 Alternate/CPI $61,600
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $55,100 Alternate/CPI $63,600
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $55,100 Alternate/CPI $64,700
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $55,300 Alternate/CPI $66,200
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $55,500 Alternate/CPI $68,000
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $55,600 Alternate/CPI $69,500
July 1, 2007 Additional $57,000 N/A $69,500
January 1, 2008 Temporary $58,500 Alternate/CPI $70,900
January 1, 2009 Temporary $60,000 Alternate/CPI $72,700
January 1, 2010 Temporary $60,300 Alternate/CPI $73,300
January 1, 2011 Temporary $60,700 Alternate/CPI $74,200
January 1, 2012 Temporary $61,100 Alternate/CPI $76,300
January 1, 2013 Temporary $61,500 Alternate/CPI $77,700
January 1, 2014 Temporary $61,900 Alternate/CPI $78,400
January 1, 2015 Temporary $62,300 Alternate/CPI $79,900
January 1, 2016 Temporary $62,700 Alternate/CPI $80,900
January 1, 2017 Temporary $63,400 Alternate/CPI $82,100
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $64,400 Indexing Factor/CPI $83,300
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $65,900 Indexing Factor/CPI $85,200

Fig. 17 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates and work-related deaths resulting from injuries/diseases between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1994 (inclusive)

Effective date Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (partial benefit) Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (full benefit, survivors' periodic payments)
January 1, 1994 $30,789.84 x 175% $53,900 $30,789.84 x 175% $53,900
Indexing
January 1, 1995 Friedland $53,900 CPI $53,900
January 1, 1996 Friedland $54,400 CPI $55,200
January 1, 1997 Friedland $54,600 CPI $56,200
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $54,600 Alternate/CPI $57,100
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $54,600 Alternate/CPI $57,700
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $54,800 Alternate/CPI $59,100
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $55,100 Alternate/CPI $60,800
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $55,100 Alternate/CPI $62,000
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $55,500 Alternate/CPI $64,000
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $55,500 Alternate/CPI $65,100
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $55,700 Alternate/CPI $66,600
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $55,900 Alternate/CPI $68,400
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $56,000 Alternate/CPI $69,900
July 1, 2007 Additional $57,400 N/A $69,900
January 1, 2008 Temporary $58,900 Alternate/CPI $71,300
January 1, 2009 Temporary $60,400 Alternate/CPI $73,100
January 1, 2010 Temporary $60,800 Alternate/CPI $73,400
January 1, 2011 Temporary $61,200 Alternate/CPI $74,600
January 1, 2012 Temporary $61,600 Alternate/CPI $76,700
January 1, 2013 Temporary $62,000 Alternate/CPI $78,100
January 1, 2014 Temporary $62,400 Alternate/CPI $78,900
January 1, 2015 Temporary $62,800 Alternate/CPI $80,400
January 1, 2016 Temporary $63,200 Alternate/CPI $81,400
January 1, 2017 Temporary $63,900 Alternate/CPI $82,600
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $64,900 Indexing Factor/CPI $83,800
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $66,400 Indexing Factor/CPI $85,700

Fig. 18 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates and work-related deaths resulting from injuries/diseases between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 1995 (inclusive)

Effective date Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (partial benefit) Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (full benefit, survivors' periodic payments)
January 1, 1995 $31,656.74 x 175% $55,400 $31,656.74 x 175% $55,400
Indexing
January 1, 1996 Friedland   $55,900 CPI $56,800
January 1, 1997 Friedland $56,100 CPI $57,800
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $56,100 Alternate/CPI $58,700
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $56,100 Alternate/CPI $59,300
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $56,300 Alternate/CPI $60,700
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $56,600 Alternate/CPI $62,400
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $56,600 Alternate/CPI $63,600
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $57,000 Alternate/CPI $65,700
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $57,000 Alternate/CPI $66,800
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $57,200 Alternate/CPI $68,400
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $57,400 Alternate/CPI $70,200
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $57,500 Alternate/CPI $71,700
July 1, 2007 Additional $59,000 N/A $71,700
January 1, 2008 Temporary $60,500 Alternate/CPI $73,200
January 1, 2009 Temporary $62,100 Alternate/CPI $75,100
January 1, 2010 Temporary $62,500 Alternate/CPI $75,400
January 1, 2011 Temporary $62,900 Alternate/CPI $76,700
January 1, 2012 Temporary $63,300 Alternate/CPI $78,900
January 1, 2013 Temporary $63,700 Alternate/CPI $80,400
January 1, 2014 Temporary $64,100 Alternate/CPI $81,200
January 1, 2015 Temporary $64,500 Alternate/CPI $82,700
January 1, 2016 Temporary $64,900 Alternate/CPI $83,700
January 1, 2017 Temporary $65,600 Alternate/CPI $84,900
January1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $66,600 Indexing Factor/CPI $86,200
January1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $68,100 Indexing Factor/CPI $88,200

Fig. 19 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates and work-related deaths resulting from injuries/diseases between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 1996 (inclusive)

Effective date Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (partial benefit) Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (full benefit, survivors' periodic payments)
January 1, 1996 $31,771.41 x 175% $55,600 $31,771.41 x 175% $55,600
Indexing
January 1, 1997 Friedland $55,800 CPI $56,600
January 1, 1998 General/modified Friedland $55,800 Alternate/CPI $57,500
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $55,800 Alternate/CPI $58,100
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $56,000 Alternate/CPI $59,500
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $56,300 Alternate/CPI $61,200
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $56,300 Alternate/CPI $62,400
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $56,700 Alternate/CPI $64,400
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $56,700 Alternate/CPI $65,500
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $56,900 Alternate/CPI $67,100
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $57,100 Alternate/CPI $68,900
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $57,200 Alternate/CPI $70,400
July 1, 2007 Additional $58,700 N/A $70,400
January 1, 2008 Temporary $60,200 Alternate/CPI $71,900
January 1, 2009 Temporary $61,800 Alternate/CPI $73,700
January 1, 2010 Temporary $62,200 Alternate/CPI $74,000
January 1, 2011 Temporary $62,600 Alternate/CPI $75,200
January 1, 2012 Temporary $63,000 Alternate/CPI $77,400
January 1, 2013 Temporary $63,400 Alternate/CPI $78,800
January 1, 2014 Temporary $63,800 Alternate/CPI $79,600
January 1, 2015 Temporary $64,200 Alternate/CPI $81,100
January 1, 2016 Temporary $64,600 Alternate/CPI $82,100
January 1, 2017 Temporary $65,300 Alternate/CPI $83,300
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $66,300 Indexing Factor/CPI $84,500
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $67,800 Indexing Factor/CPI $86,400

Fig. 20 - Maximum average earnings for accident dates and work-related deaths resulting from injuries/diseases between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 1997 (inclusive)

Effective date Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (partial benefit) Average industrial wage Maximum average earnings (full benefit, survivors' periodic payments)
January 1, 1997 $32,070.46 x 175% $56,100 $32,070.46 x 175% $56,100
Indexing
January 1, 1998 0.0% General General/modified Friedland Alternate/CPI $57,000
January 1, 1999 General/modified Friedland $56,100 Alternate/CPI $57,600
January 1, 2000 General/modified Friedland $56,300 Alternate/CPI $59,000
January 1, 2001 General/modified Friedland $56,600 Alternate/CPI $60,700
January 1, 2002 General/modified Friedland $56,600 Alternate/CPI $61,900
January 1, 2003 General/modified Friedland $57,000 Alternate/CPI $63,900
January 1, 2004 General/modified Friedland $57,000 Alternate/CPI $65,000
January 1, 2005 General/modified Friedland $57,200 Alternate/CPI $66,500
January 1, 2006 General/modified Friedland $57,400 Alternate/CPI $68,300
January 1, 2007 General/modified Friedland $57,500 Alternate/CPI $69,800
July 1, 2007 Additional $59,000 N/A $69,800
January 1, 2008 Temporary $60,500 Alternate/CPI $71,200
January 1, 2009 Temporary $62,100 Alternate/CPI $73,000
January 1, 2010 Temporary $62,500 Alternate/CPI $73,300
January 1, 2011 Temporary $62,900 Alternate/CPI $74,500
January 1, 2012 Temporary $63,300 Alternate/CPI $76,600
January 1, 2013 Temporary $63,700 Alternate/CPI $78,000
January 1, 2014 Temporary $64,100 Alternate/CPI $78,800
January 1, 2015 Temporary $64,500 Alternate/CPI $80,300
January 1, 2016 Temporary $64,900 Alternate/CPI $81,300
January 1, 2017 Temporary $65,600 Alternate/CPI $82,500
January 1, 2018 Indexing Factor/CPI $66,600 Indexing Factor/CPI $83,700
January 1, 2019 Indexing Factor/CPI $68,100 Indexing Factor/CPI $85,600

 

 

 

 

 

Fig. 21 - Factors

Effective date Percentage adjustment Percentage adjustment
January 1, 1986 1.7% Legislated 1.7% Legislated
January 1, 1987 4.4% CPI 4.4% CPI
January 1, 1988 4.3% CPI 4.3% CPI
January 1, 1989 4.2% CPI 4.3% CPI
January 1, 1990 5.1% CPI 5.1% CPI
January 1, 1991 4.8% CPI 4.8% CPI
January 1, 1992 4.4% CPI 4.4% CPI
January 1, 1993 1.6% CPI 1.6% CPI
January 1, 1994 1.9% CPI 1.9% CPI
January 1, 1995 0.0% Friedland 0.0% CPI
January 1, 1996 0.8% Friedland 2.4% CPI
January 1, 1997 0.3% Friedland 1.7% CPI
January 1, 1998 0.0% General/modified Friedland 1.5% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 1999 0.0% General/modified Friedland 1.0% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2000 0.2% General/modified Friedland 2.3% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2001 0.4% General/modified Friedland 2.8% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2002 0.0% General/modified Friedland 1.9% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2003 0.6% General/modified Friedland 3.2% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2004 0.0% General/modified Friedland 1.6% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2005 0.2% General/modified Friedland 2.3% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2006 0.3% General/modified Friedland 2.6% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2007 0.1% General/modified Friedland 2.1% Alternate/CPI
July 1, 2007 2.5% Additional N/A
January 1, 2008 2.5% Temporary 2.0% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2009 2.5% Temporary 2.5% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2010 0.5% Temporary 0.4% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2011 0.5% Temporary 1.6% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2012 0.5% Temporary 2.8% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2013 0.5% Temporary 1.8% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2014 0.5% Temporary 0.9% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2015 0.5% Temporary 1.8% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2016 0.5% Temporary 1.2% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2017 1.0% Temporary 1.4% Alternate/CPI
January 1, 2018 1.5% Indexing Factor/CPI 1.5% Indexing Factor/CPI