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Calculation of PPD and Wage Rates in Wisconsin

PPD Rate

The PPD Rate is always initially set at the maximum rate if the employee is under 27 years of age at the time of injury. This is a rebuttable presumption and can be challenged by filing for a hearing.

If the injured worker self-restricted and wage is paid at 100%, not 66.67

The PPD rate is based on 66.67% of what the wage would be if the injured worker did not self-restrict, not to exceed the maximum PPD rate for the year of injury.

If employee is part of class

If the normal hours scheduled for this class of workers are less than 24, raise the hours to 24 hours and pay at 2/3rds, not to exceed the maximum PPD rate for the year of injury.

If employee is not part of a class

Raise to normal fulltime hours (usually 40 hours) and pay at 2/3rds, not to exceed the maximum PPD rate for the year of injury.