Temporary partial disability benefits are paid to those injured workers who have rejoined the workforce, but has not yet reached maximum medical improvement.  Injured workers who return to work part time, on light duty, or with medical restrictions would meet this definition.  If the wage earning capacity of the injured worker is less while temporarily partially disabled, the employer must pay the employee compensation equal to 50% of the difference between the average weekly wage of the employee and the wage earning capacity of the employee in the same or other employment while temporarily partially disabled.  The compensation may not exceed the State average weekly wage. These payments will be made until the employee reaches maximum medical improvement.  If the employee becomes temporarily totally disabled (TTD) while receiving these benefits, TPD benefits will cease and TTD benefits will commence.

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