Georgia Workers’ Compensation Legislative Update: House Bill 1409 in Effect July 1, 2022


Governor Brian Kemp has signed into law several changes which will have a direct impact on workers’ compensation claims in Georgia. House Bill 1409, which was previously passed by the Georgia General Assembly, and which will take effect on July 1, 2022, provides for an increase in the maximum Temporary Total Disability (TTD), Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) and Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rates. The maximum TTD and PPD rates will increase from $675.00 per week to $725.00 per week, while the maximum TPD rate will increase to $483.00 per week. Consistent with these changes, the maximum benefit payable to a surviving spouse with no other dependents increases to $290,000.00. There were no other significant changes to the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act this year.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact a Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers attorney at 404.874.8800 or via our website,

The foregoing is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of the full effect of these changes. Nothing in this notice should be construed as legal advice. This document is intended only to notify our clients and other interested parties about important recent developments. Every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the information contained within this notice.

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