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Temporary Total Disability (TTD)

In Wisconsin, a Worker's Compensation claimant's temporary total disability (TTD) rate is based upon the claimant's average weekly wage (AWW). The AWW is calculated by different methods based upon the claimant's work schedule and wage structure. Below are examples of how to calculate the claimant's AWW and TTD rate for a variety of different scenarios.

The following are examples of Temporary Total Disability (TTD) for various work schedules:

HOURS: \$10.00 X 40 HRS = \$400.00

GROSS: \$16961.70 DIVIDED BY 42 = \$403.85

WAGE: \$403.85

Section 1) HOURLY WAGE

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or Tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by the usual scheduled hours

Section 2) GROSS WAGE

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52 week period prior to the week of the injury (exclude tips)
2. Divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52 week period prior to the week of injury.

Section 5) WEEKLY WAGE and TTD RATE COMPUTATION

1. Weekly Wage (Greater of #1 or #2 above)
2. Multiply by .66667 Equals Weekly TTD Rate

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

WEEK 1: WORKS 36 HOURS

WEEK 2: WORKS 48 HOURS

\$10.00 X 36 = \$360.00

\$10.00 X 40 = \$400.00

\$15.00 X 8 = \$120.00

TOTAL: \$880.00 DIVIDED BY 2 = \$440.00

GROSS: \$16,961.70 DIVIDED BY 42 = \$403.85

WAGE: \$440.00

Section 1) HOURLY WAGE

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or Tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by the usual scheduled hours and hours at time and a half

Section 2) GROSS WAGE

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52 week period prior to the week of the injury (exclude tips)
2. Divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52 week period prior to the week of injury.

Section 5) WEEKLY WAGE and TTD RATE COMPUTATION

1. Weekly Wage (Greater of #1 or #2 above)
2. Multiply by .66667 Equals Weekly TTD Rate

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

HOURS: \$10.00 X 40 HRS = \$400.00

GROSS: \$16,961.70

DIVIDED BY 42 = \$403.85

3 MEALS PER DAY = 12 MEALS PER WEEK
\$2.45 X 12 = \$29.40

HOURS + MEALS: \$400.00 + \$29.40 = \$429.40

GROSS + MEALS: \$403.85 + \$29.40 = \$433.25

WAGE = \$433.25

Section 1) HOURLY WAGE

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or Tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by the usual scheduled hours
3. Additional weekly compensation from Section 3.

Section 2) GROSS WAGE

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52 week period prior to the week of the injury (exclude tips)

2. Divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52 week period prior to the week of injury.

In our example the employee received 12 free meals per week. The total number of meals per week are then multiplied by the rate for meals from the Equal Rights "Wisconsin Maximum Allowances for Board an Lodging" chart. Our example happened in 1998 and the meal rate was \$2.95 per meal.

Section 5) WEEKLY WAGE and TTD RATE COMPUTATION

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

HOURS: \$10.00 X 40 HRS = \$400.00

GROSS: \$16,961.70 DIVIDED BY 42 = \$403.85

PIECE RATE HOURS: \$16,961.70 Divided By 1680 = \$10.10 per hr

PIECE RATE = \$10.10 X 40 = \$404.00

WAGE: \$404.00

Section 1) HOURLY WAGE:

1. To determine hourly rate at time of injury you need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or piece rate or tips.
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by the usual scheduled hours (actually worked hours)

Section 2). Gross Wage:

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52-week period prior to the week of injury (exclude tips).
2. divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52-week period prior to the week of injury.

Section 5) Weekly Wage and TTD Rate Computation

1. Weekly Wage (greater of #1 or #2 above)
2. Multiply by .66667 equals the weekly TTD rate

Enter Insurance claim Representative name and phone number

(By dividing the piece rate hours by the piece rate earnings gives a piece rate hourly average wage)

45 HOURS PER WEEK WITH TIME AND A HALF AFTER 40 HOURS

HOURS: \$10.00 X 40 = \$400.00

\$15.00 X 5 = \$ 75.00

\$400.00 + \$75.00 = \$475.00

GROSS: \$19,500.00 DIVIDED BY 42 = \$464.29

WAGE: \$475.00

Section 1) HOURLY WAGE

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or Tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by the usual scheduled hours and hours at time and a half

Section 2) GROSS WAGE

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52 week period prior to the week of the injury (exclude tips)
2. Divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52 week period prior to the week of injury.

Section 5) WEEKLY WAGE and TTD RATE COMPUTATION

1. Weekly Wage (Greater of #1 or #2 above)
2. Multiply by .66667 Equals Weekly TTD Rate

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

PART TIME HRS: \$10.00 X 20 HRS = \$200.00

10 PART TIME EMPLOYEE'S/ 2 FULLTIME EMPLOYEE'S
EXPANDED TO 24 HRS = \$10.00 X 24 = \$240.00

GROSS: \$9240.00 DIVIDED BY 42 = \$220.00

WAGE: \$240.00

Section 1) HOURLY WAGE

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or Tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by expanded to 24

Section 2) GROSS WAGE

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52 week period prior to the week of the injury (exclude tips)
2. Divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52 week period prior to the week of injury.

Section 3) PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT:

Need to find out the normal weekly scheduled hours for the injured employee. For example the injured employee worked 20 hours week.

1. Did the employer have other part-time employees who did the same type of work with the same type of scheduled hours as the injured employee?
2. How many other part-time employees were employed by the employer at the time of the injury in the same job title or class as the injured employee?
3. How many full-time employees were employed by the employer at the time of the injury in the same job title or class as the injured employee?
4. What is the percentage of the part-time to the total number of employees?

Section 4) WEEKLY WAGE and TTD RATE COMPUTATION

1. Weekly Wage (Greater of #1 or #2 above)
2. Multiply by .66667 Equals Weekly TTD Rate

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

WEEK 1- 20 HRS
WEEK 2- 30 HRS

\$10.00 X 20 HRS = \$200.00
\$10.00 X 30 HRS = \$300.00

\$500.00 DIVIDED BY 2

= \$250.00

GROSS: 10,800.00 DIVIDED BY 42 = \$240.00

WAGE = \$250.00

Section 1); HOURLY WAGE

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by the usual scheduled hours

Section 2): GROSS WAGE

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52 week period prior to the week of the injury (exclude tips)
2. Divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52 week period prior to the week of injury.

Section 3): PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT:

Need to find out the normal weekly scheduled hours for the injured employee. For example the injured employee worked 20 hours week one and 30 hours week two.

Did the employer have other part-time employees who did the same type of work with same type of scheduled hours as the injured employee?

Example: Occupation-Nurses aide

1. aide scheduled 4 hours per day; 8 AM to 12 noon and another aide schedule 4 hours per day 12 noon to 4 PM
2. 2); How many other part-time employees were employed by the employer at the time of injury in the same job title or class as the injured employee?
3. 3) How many full-time employees were employed by the employer at the time of the injury in the same job title or class as the injured employee?
4. 4) What is the percentage of the part-time to the total number of employees?

Section 4): WEEKLY WAGE and TTD RATE COMPUTATION

1. a) Weekly Wage (greater of #1 or #2 above)
2. b); Multiply by .66667 equals Weekly TTD Rate

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

Restricts themselves to one job and work under 16 hours per week.

Works 5 hrs. per week

Part-time employees = 10
Full-time employees = 2

Hourly: \$10.00 X 5 HRS = \$50.00

\$10.00 X 24 = \$240.00 X 2/3rds = \$160.00 rate

Gross: \$600.00 divided by 10 weeks = \$60.00

Wage: \$60.00

Rate: \$60.00 (pay at 100% not 2/3rds)

Section 1) Hourly Wage

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or Tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by usual scheduled hours

Section 2) Gross Wage

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52 week period prior to the week of the injury (exclude tips)
2. Divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52 week period prior to the week of injury.

Section 4) Part-time employment

Need to find out the normal weekly scheduled hours for the injured employee. For example the injured employee worked 5 hours week.

1. Did the employer have other part-time employees who did the same type of work with the same type of scheduled hours as the injured employee?
2. How many other part-time employees were employed by the employer at the time of the injury in the same job title or class as the injured employee?
3. How many full-time employees were employed by the employer at the time of the injury in the same job title or class as the injured employee?
4. What is the percentage of the part-time to the total number of employees?

Section 3) Weekly wage and TTD rate computation

1. Weekly Wage (Greater of #1 or #2 above)
2. Multiply by 100% Equals Weekly TTD Rate

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

NOTE: To set a claim at 100% the injured employee must sign a statement that states he/she limited themselves to only one job at the time of the injury. If the employee was 15 years of age or younger at the time of the injury the claim can be automatically set at 100% without a signed statement, provided they did not have any other job at the time of the injury. If there is a recorded statement taken from the injured employee, it can be asked at that time if they limited themselves to only the one job and that can be used in place of a signed statement.

An injured employee cannot receive more than their non-restricting peers when setting the wage and temporary total disability rate.

Usually the hours to look for are 16 hours per week, if they are part of a regularly scheduled class of part-time employees and 27 hours per week if they are not.

HOURS: \$2.33 X 20 HRS = \$46.40

10 PART-TIME EMPLOYEE'S/2 FULL TIME EMPLOYEE'S

HOURS: \$2.33 X 24 = \$55.92 (raise to 24)

GROSS WITHOUT TIPS \$1933.90 DIVIDED BY 42 = \$46.05
TIPS AVG \$100.00 WK- ACTUAL HOURS PER WORK ARE 20
\$100.00 DIVIDED BY 20 = \$5.00 TIPPED HOURLY RATE
ADD TO BASE RATE \$2.33 + \$5.00 = \$7.33 PER HOUR

EXPANDED HOURLY AMOUNT: \$55.92
PLUS EXPANDED TIP AMOUNT: \$120.00 = \$175.92

GROSS AMOUNT: \$46.05 PLUS AVERAGE TIP AMOUNT PER WEEK: \$100.00 = \$146.05

WAGE: \$175.92

Section 1) HOURLY WAGE

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or Tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by expanded to 24

Section 2) GROSS WAGE

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52 week period prior to the week of the injury (exclude tips)
2. Divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52 week period prior to the week of injury.
3. Additional weekly compensation from Section 3.

• Tips Amount/Week

Section 4) PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Need to find out the normal weekly scheduled hours for the injured employee. For example the injured employee worked 20 hours week.

1. Did the employer have other part-time employees who did the same type of work with the same type of scheduled hours as the injured employee?
2. How many other part-time employees were employed by the employer at the time of the injury in the same job title or class as the injured employee?
3. How many full-time employees were employed by the employer at the time of the injury in the same job title or class as the injured employee?
4. What is the percentage of the part-time to the total number of employees?

Section 5) WEEKLY WAGE and TTD RATE COMPUTATION

1. a) Weekly Wage (Greater of #1 or #2 above)
2. b) Multiply by .66667 Equals Weekly TTD Rate

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

FULL-TIME: \$10.00 X 40 HRS = \$400.00 X 2/3RDS = \$226.67

GROSS: \$9240.00 DIVIDED BY 42 = \$220.00

PART-TIME HOURS ARE 20 TO 30 PER WEEK

EMPLOYEE RESTRICTS TO ONLY ONE JOB, THEREFORE WAGE IS PAID AT 100% OF THE GROSS BECAUSE GROSS WAGE IS LESS THAN FULL-TIME HOURS AT 2/3RDS.

WAGE: \$220.00

RATE: \$220.00

Section 1) HOURLY WAGE

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or Tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by - Expand to Normal full-time

Section 2) GROSS WAGE

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52 week period prior to the week of the injury (exclude tips)
2. Divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52 week period prior to the week of injury.

Section 3) PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT:

• Need to find out the normal weekly scheduled hours for the injured employee. For example the injured employee worked 20-30 hours week.

Section 4) WEEKLY WAGE and TTD RATE COMPUTATION

1. Weekly Wage (Lesser of #1 or #2 above)
2. Multiply by 100% Equals Weekly TTD Rate

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

NOTE: To set a claim at 100% the injured employee must sign a statement that states he/she limited themselves to only one job at the time of the injury. If the employee was 15 years of age or younger at the time of the injury the claim can be automatically set at 100% without a signed statement, provided they did not have any other job at the time of the injury. If there is a recorded statement taken from the injured employee, it can be asked at that time if they limited themselves to only the one job and that can be used in place of a signed statement.

FULL TIME HRS: \$10.00 X 40 = \$400.00

GROSS: \$9240.00 DIVIDED BY 42 = \$220.00

PART-TIME 20 TO 30 HRS IS NOT A REGULAR SCHEDULE.
THIS IS MORE THAN A 5 HOUR VARIANCE SO MUST EXPAND TO 40 HOURS

WAGE: \$400.00

Section 1) HOURLY WAGE

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or Tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by expanded to Normal full-time

Section 2) GROSS WAGE

1. The gross taxable wages earned in the 52 week period prior to the week of the injury (exclude tips)
2. Divide by the number of weeks worked in the 52 week period prior to the week of injury.

Section 4) PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Need to find out the normal weekly scheduled hours for the injured employee. For example the injured employee worked 20-30 hours week.

This schedule is not a regular schedule as the employee can work anywhere from 20 to 30 hours per week. (DWD 80.51(4))

Section 5) WEEKLY WAGE and TTD RATE COMPUTATION

1. Weekly Wage (Greater of #1 or #2 above)
2. Multiply by .66667 Equals Weekly TTD Rate

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

THIS EMPLOYEE WORKED 50 HRS A WEEK AND ONLY WORKED 5 WEEKS THIS SEASON

HOURS: \$100.00 X 44 HRS = \$440.00

GROSS: IS NOT USED FOR SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT

WAGE: \$440.00*

• NO MORE THAN 14 WEEKS ARE IN A SEASON OR IT IS NOT CONSIDERED SEASONAL
• NO OVERTIME IS PAID
• 44 HOUR WEEK IS USED AS AN AVERAGE

Section 1) HOURLY WAGE

1. Hourly rate at time of injury: Need to know if the employee is paid by the following:
• Standard (include shift differential if the employee was earning it when injured) or Piece rate or Tips
2. Hours per week
• Multiply by - Seasonal

Section 2) GROSS WAGE

Gross is not used for seasonal employment.

Section 5) WEEKLY WAGE and TTD RATE COMPUTATION

1. Weekly Wage (Greater of #1 or #2 above)
2. Multiply by .66667 Equals Weekly TTD Rate

Enter Insurance Claim Rep. Name and Phone Number

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT: Need to find out how many weeks the employee would have worked in that season if they had not been injured. The weeks in the season cannot be more than 14. Seasonal employment is defined as "work that can only be done during certain times of the year" and does not refer to temporary employees hired for busy times of the year at businesses that otherwise operate year round."

Seasonal employment is based on the hourly rate earned at the time of the injury, multiplied by 44 hours of straight time. This figure is then multiplied by .66667 for the TTD rate.

For help with temporary total or partial disability, contact Bureau of Claims Management