Workers' compensation benefits

Compensation for lost time from work is based on consecutive days lost and days paid. See the following table below.

Consecutive days lost Days paid
1-7 days Employees can use available sick time.
8-13 days 8-13 days.
14 days or more From day one until the day you return to work.


Sick, vacation and family medical leave: Workers' compensation pays up to 66 2/3% of your average monthly wage. Sick leave and, at your discretion, vacation leave may be used at 33 1/3% or more, up to 100% of your base pay. The family medical leave is not an additional leave. It is used in conjunction with sick leave, vacation leave, workers' compensation or leave without pay.

Health benefits while on workers' compensation: If you remain in a paid status — using sick or vacation leave — premium deductions will continue to be withheld from your paycheck. When you are in a nonpaid status, the Benefits Office will bill you for your insurance premiums. The premium rates will not change. At that time, you may elect to pay for all, some or none of your benefits. You have the option to reinstate any canceled benefits when you return to work. Be sure to notify the Benefits Office when you return to work.

Retirement contributions while on workers' compensation: If you remain in a paid status — using sick or vacation leave — the required retirement contribution will be deducted from your paycheck. If you are in a nonpaid status — leave without pay — and are an ASRS participant and want to inquire about a service purchase, contact the ASRS at 602-240-2000.

Reopening closed a claim: You can file a petition to reopen a closed claim to secure additional benefits on the basis of new, additional or previously undiscovered conditions. The form must be accompanied by a current medical report supporting the relationship of the current condition to the work-related incident. When the Industrial Commission of Arizona receives the petition and medical report, the carrier will be notified and has 21 days to accept or deny the reopening. Call the ICA at 602-542-4661 to reopen a claim.

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