In Michigan, wage loss benefits are calculated by taking the average of the highest 39 weeks of the last 52 weeks of your gross wages prior to injury.
This is your Average Weekly Wage (AWW). Generally you should receive 80% of the after-tax value of your AWW. Your first check is due and payable on the 14th day of the disability. After receiving your first check, you should be paid your benefit on a weekly basis.
A wage loss check is not considered late until 30 days after the due date.
Workers' compensation benefits are not subject to either state or federal income tax.
Sometimes, however, when benefits have been delayed for a long period of time and an employer or insurance company pays a worker interest in addition to the workers' compensation benefits, those payments of interest may be subject to both state and federal income tax.
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