TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-37
Workers' Compensation Administrative Fund

SECTION 28-37-30


§ 28-37-30 Cost of living increase.

(a) Payments made to injured employees pursuant to § 28-37-8 shall be increased effective May 10 of each year by an amount equal to the total percentage increase in the most recently published annual consumer price index, United States city average for urban wage earners and clerical workers, as formulated and computed by the bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of labor for the period March 1 to February 28 each year. An injured employee must be in receipt of benefit payments pursuant to § 28-37-8 for a period of at least twelve (12) consecutive months to be eligible for the annual increase.

(b) This section shall apply to all existing and future claims for reimbursement pursuant to § 28-37-8.

(c) The computations in subsection (a) of this section shall be made by the director and promulgated to insurers making payments required by this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 241, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 365, § 10; P.L. 1986, ch. 507, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 421, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 279, § 2; P.L. 1990, ch. 332, art. 3, § 2; P.L. 1991, ch. 206, § 7; P.L. 1995, ch. 323, § 13.)