Benefit Calculations

Benefit Calculations:

Use this information and these tools to help you calculate worker benefits:

PPD Award Schedules

PPD Award Schedules:

A permanent partial disability (PPD) is a permanent impairment that results from the workplace injury or occupational disease. When this occurs, a worker may be eligible to receive a PPD benefit.

In order to qualify for a PPD benefit, the impairment must be rated by a qualified doctor.

Reference PPD Down Payment Amounts.

Every year the PPD award schedules are updated. We have included the most recent schedules below to help you calculate the award.

NOTE: If you need a PPD award schedule from earlier years, please send an email to SItrainerQuestions@Lni.wa.gov

Forms & Templates

Forms:

Effective July 1, 2019, Self-Insured Employers began using specific forms to request the following orders from the department: allowance, closure, denial, interlocutory, or overpayment.


Templates:

Effective July 1, 2019 Self-Insured Employers will use letter templates to communicate key actions to workers during the course of a claim, including: wage calculation, starting, stopping or denying compensation benefits, accepting or denying newly-contended conditions, authorizing or denying treatment, and assessing overpayments or underpayments.

NOTE: Unless disputed, L&I will no longer issue wage orders, overpayments, or acceptance/denial of newly contended conditions.

Checklists & Coversheets

Checklists & Coversheets:

To make it easier for claim managers to do business with L&I, we have created useful coversheets and checklists.


Medical Provider Network

Medical Provider Network Status Report (MPNSR)

Self-insured employers can use the MPNSR to determine which providers can provide ongoing treatment to injured workers in Washington State.

The lookup tool will allow self-insured payers and providers to have access to the same timely accurate information.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Provider Account Credentialing team at provnet@Lni.wa.gov.