COLAs for PTD and Survivors' Benefits Claims
Beginning January 1, 2020 and every January 1 thereafter, all Permanent Total Disability (PTD) and Survivors' Benefits Claims are entitled to receive an annual increase of 2.3% to their monthly benefit rate.
The amount that is a result of the COLA (the amount of the increase) is paid by the insurer but may be reimbursable depending on the date of injury or occupational disease disablement:
- PTD Claims: DOI or Occupational Disease Disablement prior to January 1, 2004
- Survivors' Benefits Claims: DOI or Occupational Disease Disablement prior to July 1, 2019
Verification - AMW/Monthly Rate:
To be considered for reimbursement by the DIR, eligible claims must be submitted to DIR/WCS for one-time verification of correct AMW/Monthly Rate calculation per the instructions provided below.
Instructions for Submitting AMW/Rate Verification - PTD and Survivors' Benefits Claims - Rev 2-3-2020
Submit Verification Forms and Documentation to: COLAS@dir.nv.gov
Requests for reimbursement may be made on or before March 31 each year (starting 2021) for payments made in the prior calendar year. Instructions for requesting reimbursement will be forthcoming.