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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.
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 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.
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.