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Are Fringe Benefits Included In A Michigan Work Comp Wage Loss Claim?

Under certain circumstances the value of fringe benefits may be included in determining your average weekly wage.   

Fringe benefits include things such as the cost of health insurance, employer contributions to a pension plan, and vacation and holiday pay. Sometimes when a worker is injured, the company continues to provide fringe benefits. There is nothing in the law that requires the company to do this.

However, if benefits are not continued, then you have suffered a greater loss of income.

The value of fringe benefits that are not continued is added to the value of the cash wages to determine your average weekly wage; however, there is a limit. Fringe benefits cannot be used to raise the benefit to more than two-thirds of the state average weekly wage.

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