senate Bill S7726A

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 08, 2020 print number 7726a
Jul 08, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to labor
Feb 11, 2020 referred to labor

Co-Sponsors

S7726 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9920
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §35, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S1023, A1098
2023-2024: S1798, A294

S7726 - Summary

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

S7726 - Sponsor Memo

S7726 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7726
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 11, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to  authoriz-
   ing  a claimant to request to be reclassified to permanent total disa-
   bility or total industrial disability where  the  claimant's  loss  of
   wage-earning capacity is greater than fifty percent

   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 SECTION, EXTREME
 HARDSHIP MEANS: (A) THE INJURED WORKER'S  INCOME  FROM  SOCIAL  SECURITY
 DISABILITY BENEFITS AND DISABILITY PENSION, IF APPLICABLE, WOULD BE LESS
 THAN FIFTY PERCENT OF HIS OR HER AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE UPON TERMINATION OF
 PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY BENEFITS; OR (B) THE INJURED WORKER WILL BE
 UNABLE  TO  MEET EXPENSES FOR HIMSELF OR HERSELF AND ANY DEPENDENTS UPON
 TERMINATION OF PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY BENEFITS; OR (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 GUIDELINES UPON TERMINATION OF
 PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD15035-01-0

Co-Sponsors

S7726A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9920
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §35, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S1023, A1098
2023-2024: S1798, A294

S7726A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7726A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7726A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7726--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 11, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  RAMOS, JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor --  commit-
   tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
   mitted to said committee
 
 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.
                                                            LBD15035-02-0

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