assembly Bill A9920

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows certain claimants to be reclassified as permanent total disability or total industrial disability due to extreme hardship

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Feb 27, 2020 referred to labor

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A9920 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7726
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §35, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: A1098, S1023
2023-2024: A294, S1798

A9920 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows certain claimants to be reclassified as permanent total disability or total industrial disability due to extreme hardship; defines extreme hardship.

A9920 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   9920
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 27, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation  to  allowing
   certain  claimants to be reclassified to permanent total disability or
   total industrial disability due to extreme hardship
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.   Subdivision 3 of section 35 of the workers' compensation
 law, as amended by section 2 of subpart A of part NNN of chapter  59  of
 the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
   3.  Extreme hardship redetermination. In cases where the loss of wage-
 earning capacity is greater than [seventy-five] FIFTY percent, a  claim-
 ant  may  request[, within the year prior to the scheduled exhaustion of
 indemnity benefits under paragraph w of  subdivision  three  of  section
 fifteen  of  this  article,]  that  the board reclassify the claimant to
 permanent total disability or total industrial disability due to factors
 reflecting extreme hardship.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,
 "EXTREME  HARDSHIP"  SHALL  MEAN:  (A)  THE INJURED WORKER'S INCOME FROM
 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS AND DISABILITY PENSION, IF  APPLICA-
 BLE,  WOULD BE LESS THAN FIFTY PERCENT OF HIS OR HER AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE
 UPON TERMINATION OF  PERMANENT  PARTIAL  DISABILITY  BENEFITS;  (B)  THE
 INJURED  WORKER  WILL  BE UNABLE TO MEET EXPENSES FOR HIMSELF OR HERSELF
 AND ANY DEPENDENTS UPON  TERMINATION  OF  PERMANENT  PARTIAL  DISABILITY
 BENEFITS;  (C)  ADDITIONAL  MEDICAL,  FUNCTIONAL,  OR VOCATIONAL FACTORS
 ARISING SUBSEQUENT TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY
 HAVE FURTHER ERODED THE INJURED WORKER'S WAGE EARNING CAPACITY;  OR  (D)
 THE  INJURED  WORKER'S  INCOME WOULD BE BELOW THE FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDE-
 LINES UPON TERMINATION OF PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY BENEFITS.
   § 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD15139-01-0