Annual Adjustment to Longshore Rates Published

The annual adjustment to the National Average Weekly Wage and minimum and maximum compensation rates under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act have been published by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Division of Federal Employees, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation.

Effective October 1, 2021, the National Average Weekly Wage is $863.46. The maximum compensation rate is twice the NAWW, or $1,726.98. The minimum compensation rate is one half the NAWW, or $431.75. This represents a 5.77% increase over the prior year, capped at 5.0% as mandated by Section 10(f) of the Act. The maximum compensation rate also applies to the Defense Base Act.