2007 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Horhn, Simmons, Butler
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 71-3-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE THE PERIOD OF TIME DURING WHICH A CLAIMANT MAY RECEIVE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFIT PAYMENTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 71-3-13, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
71-3-13. (1) Compensation for disability or in death cases shall not exceed sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66-2/3%) of the average weekly wage for the state per week, nor shall it be less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) per week except in partial dependency cases and in partial disability cases.
(2) Maximum recovery: The total recovery of compensation hereunder, exclusive of medical payments under Section 71-3-15, arising from the injury to an employee or the death of an employee, or any combination of such injury or death, shall not exceed the multiple of five hundred twenty (520) weeks times sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66-2/3%) of the average weekly wage for the state.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.