Temporary total disability (TTD) is the benefit covering the time period where an injured worker is:
- Temporarily unable to work; or
- Able to do light-duty work, but their employer cannot give light-duty work to them.
The employer pays TTD benefits to an injured employee until the worker has returned to work or has finished healing.
TTD is not paid for the first three lost work days, unless the employee misses 14 or more calendar days due to the injury.
The benefit amount is two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage (subject to minimums and maximums). The employer should make the first TTD payment within 14 days of notice of the injury. To get payments on time, the employee should send a written demand for TTD benefits as soon as possible and include a doctor's note.
Updated: June 2017