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COLA

Clicking on the link below will download the COLA executable file, which is a self extracting program that will install the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission Cost of Living Calculation program on your computer. The file size is 1.52 Mb.
Download COLA program - updated 3/27/2014

The file below contains a documentation file which, once unzipped**, can be opened in Microsoft Word. It describes the process of installation as well as the use of the program. The zip file size is 203kb.
Download COLA instructions

** Requires that compression/decompression software, such as WinZip or pkunzip, be loaded on your computer. Most computers have this software. If you do, after downloading the file, double-click on the downloaded instruction file in Windows Explorer and the decompression software will automatically be launched. If you do not have this software, you can purchase it from several Internet or retail sources.

VIRGINIA WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION CHRONOLOGICAL COMPENSATION BENEFITS CHART

For the Year

Weekly Minimum
Effective July 1

Compensation Maximum
Effective
July 1

Percentage Weekly Wage

Maximum Weeks

Cost of Living Adjustment
("COLA")

EFFECTIVE
October 1

Limit of Medical

Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Burial Expenses

2014

$241.75

$967.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 1.5%

Life

$.555 $10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2013

$238.75

$955.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 1.7%

Life

$.555 $10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2012

$233.75

$935.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 3.10%

Life

$.555 $10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2011

$226.25

$905.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 1.60%

Life

$.555 $10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2010

$221.25

$885.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 3.05%

Life

$.505 $10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2009

$223.75

$895.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA .25%

Life

$.505 $10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2008

$210.25

$841.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 4.2%

Life

$.445
$.505
Effective 7-01-08

$10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2007

$204.00

$816.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 2.45%

Life

$.445

$10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2006

$193.25

$773.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 3.45%

Life

$.325
$.445
Effective 10-01-06

$10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2005

$184.00

$736.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 3.35%

Life

$.27
$.325
Effective 10-01-05

$10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2004

$176.50

$706.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 1.75%

Life

$.27

$10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2003

$172.75

$691.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 2.4%

Life

$.27

$10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2002

$170.25

$681.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 1.45%

Life

$.27

$10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2001

$161.25

$645.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 3.4%

Life

$.27

$10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

2000

$151.50

$606.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 2.7%

Life

$.27

$10,000.00
$1000.00
transp.

1999

$141.75

$567.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 1.6%

Life

$.27

$10,000.00
$1,000.00 transp.

1998

$133.50

$534.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 1.6%

Life

$.27

Same

1997

$128.25

$513.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 3.3%

Life

$.27

$5,000.00
$500.00 transp.

1996

$124.00

$496.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 2.5%

Life

$.24

Same

1995

$120.00

$480.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 2.7%

Life

$.24

Same

1994

$116.50

$466.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 2.6%

Life

$.24

Same

1993

$112.75

$451.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 2.9%

Life

$.24

Same

1992

$108.50

$434.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 2.95%

Life

$.24

Same

1991

$104.50

$418.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 6.1%

Life

$.24

$3,000.00
$500.00 transp.

1990

$101.00

$404.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 4.6%

Life

$.24
Effective 01-01-91

Same

1989

$95.50

$382.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 4.4%

Life

$.22

Same

1988

$90.50

$362.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 4.5%

Life

$.22

Same

1987

$86.00

$344.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA .9%

Life

$.22

Same

1986

$81.50

$326.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 3.7%

Life

$.20

$3,000.00
$500.00 transp.

1985

$77.75

$311.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 3.75%

Life

$.20

$3,000.00
all cases
$500.00 transp.

1984

$73.75

$295.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 3.55%

Life

$.20

$3,000.00
no depndts.
$2,000.00
if depndts.
$500.00 transp.

1983

$69.25

$277.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 3.9%

Life

$.20

$2,000.00
$500.00 transp.

1982

$63.25

$253.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 8.8%

Life

$.20

$2,000.00
$500.00 transp.

1981

$57.75

$231.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 12.45%

Life

$.20

$2,000.00
$500.00 transp.

1980

$53.25

$213.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 13.3%

Life

$.17

$1,000.00
$300.00 transp.

1979

$49.75

$199.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 9.0%

Life

$.17

$1,000.00
$300.00 transp.

1978

$46.75

$187.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 6.8%

Life

$.15

$1,000.00
$300.00 transp.

1977

$43.75

$175.00

66 2/3%

500

COLA 4.8%

Life

$.15

$1,000.00
$300.00 transp.

1976

$40.50

$162.00

66 2/3 %

500

COLA 7.0%
Beginning 10/01/76

Life

$.12

$1,000.00
$300.00 transp.

1975

$37.25

$149.00

66 2/3%

500
monetary limit removed 7/01/75

 

Life

$.10

$800.00

1974

$27.00

$91.00

66 2/3%

500
$45,500.00

 

Life

$.10
$.12
Effective
01-01-75

$800.00

1973

$25.00

$80.00

66 2/3%

500
400 for other dep. in fatal
$40,000.00
$32,000.00

 

Life medical automatic on Awards
Effective
01-01-74

$.08
$.10
Effective
01-01-74

$800.00
all cases

1972

$14.00

$70.00

66 2/3%

500
450* max
Lifetime for PT under
65-1.56
(18) & 54

 

3 years from
d/a to extend a claim must be filed with Comm.

$.08

$800.00

1970

$14.00

$62.00

60%

500
400-death
500-part.

 

3 years
no limit for brain & spinal

 

$300.00

1968

$14.00

$51.00

 

60%

500
$20,400.00
400-death

 

3 years

 

$300.00

1966

$14.00

$45.00

60%

500
400-death

 

3 years

 

$300.00

1964

$14.00

$39.00

60%

500
300-death
$15,600.00
$11,700.00

 

2 years

 

$300.00

1962

$12.00

$37.00

60%

500
(death)
$14,800.00
$11,100.00

 

2 years

 

$300.00

1960

$12.00

$35.00

60%

500
(death)
$14,000.00
$10,500.00

 

2 years

 

$300.00

1958

$6.00

$33.00

60%

500
(death)
$13,200.00
$9,900.00

 

1 year

 

$300.00

1956

$6.00

$30.00

60%

500
(death)
$12,000.00
$9,000.00

 

1 year

 

$300.00

1954

$6.00

$27.00

60%

500
(death)
$10,800.00
$8,100.00

 

1 year

 

$300.00

 

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