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what are impairment ratings used for ?????

svtrichssvtrich Posts: 19
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Health Insurance Issues
I thought impairment ratings helped you with ssdi.but are they just for workers comp?


  • Typically I only see impairment ratings in the world of work comp. Anyone under a private insurance this is something you won't see. The rating itself is used in work comp when they go to settle the case it how the base the settlement amount. If you look on your state's website you can find the chart and how it works. In all the states I have looked at they use the spine, as referable to the body as a whole. So some states the amount maybe 400 weeks and other 450 weeks. So if you had a impairment rating at say 45% they would multiple .45 times 400 or 450 and that is the number of weeks they would pay you for. The amount they pay you is not the same as the amount you were making under TTD(temporary total disability or the 66 2/3 of your income. Some states term it as PPD(permanent partial disability).
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