The Vermont Statutes Online
The statutes were updated in November, 2018, and contain all actions of the
2018 legislative session.
§ 642. Temporary total disability benefits
Where the injury causes total disability for work, during such disability, but not including the first three days, the day of the accident to be counted as the first day, unless the employee received full wages for that day, the employer shall pay the injured employee a weekly compensation equal to two-thirds of the employee's average weekly wages, but not more than the maximum nor less than the minimum weekly compensation. In addition, the injured employee, during the disability period shall receive $10.00 a week for each dependent child who is unmarried and under the age of 21 years, provided that no other injured worker is receiving the same benefits on behalf of the dependent child or children. However, in no event shall an employee's total weekly wage replacement benefits, including any payments for a dependent child, exceed 90 percent of the employee's average weekly wage prior to applying any applicable cost of living adjustment. The amount allowed for dependent children shall be increased or decreased weekly to reflect the number of dependent children extant during the week of payment. If the total disability continues after the third day for a period of seven consecutive calendar days or more, compensation shall be paid for the whole period of the total disability. (Amended 1959, No. 191, § 2; 1963, No. 191, § 3; 1965, No. 67, § 2; 1965, No. 73; 1967, No. 122, § 6; 1971, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1973, No. 64, § 3; 1977, No. 182 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. May 3, 1978; 1981, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1993, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 2003, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. May 26, 2004.)