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Chart View: Alaska PPI

09 Aug, 2023 Frank Ferreri

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Anchorage, AK ( -- As a reminder, in Alaska, like other states, permanent partial impairment benefits are paid in addition to temporary disability benefits.

The following chart highlights the PPI ins and outs in the Last Frontier.

TopicAlaska Requirements
Degree of impairmentThe degree of impairment caused by an injury is rated as a percent of the whole person. 
Value of the whole personAlaska law sets the value of the whole person at $273,000. 
PPI calculationPPI benefits are calculated by multiplying the percent of impairment times $273,000.
Payment of PPI benefitsPPI benefits are paid in a lump sum unless the employee is in the reemployment process. In that case, PPI benefits are paid every 14 days at their weekly compensation rate.  
Survivorship benefitsPPI benefits to which a claimant would be entitled are, notwithstanding death arising from causes other than the injury, payable to and for the benefit of:
(1) If there is a widow or widower and no child of the deceased, to the widow or widower.
(2) If there is a widow or widower and a surviving child of the deceased, half to the widow or widower.
(3) If there is a surviving child of the deceased, but no widow or widower, then to the child.
Also note: An award for disability may be made after the death of the injured employee.

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    • Frank Ferreri

      Frank Ferreri, M.A., J.D. covers workers' compensation legal issues. He has published books, articles, and other material on multiple areas of employment, insurance, and disability law. Frank received his master's degree from the University of South Florida and juris doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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