The maximum number of weeks of temporary disability payments you are entitled to depends upon the date of your injury:
Date of injury on or after 1/1/1979 and prior to 4/19/2004: 240 weeks within 5 years from date of injury. LC §4656 (b).
Date of injury between 04/19/2004 and 12/31/2007: 104 weeks within 2 years from commencement of temporary disability payments. LC §4656(c).
Date of injury after January 1, 2008:104 weeks within 5 years from date of injury. LC §4656(2)
Exceptions for injuries or conditions listed below occurring after Aril 19, 2004, the limit is 240 weeks within 5 years from the date of injury:
(A) Acute and chronic hepatitis B. (B) Acute and chronic hepatitis C. (C) Amputations. (D) Severe burns. (E) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). (F) High-velocity eye injuries. (G) Chemical burns to the eyes.(H) Pulmonary fibrosis. (I) chronic lung disease
The Official State of California explanation is set forth bellow or you can click here.
When do TD payments end?
TD payments end when:
• Your treating doctor says you can return to your usual job (whether or not you actually return to work); or
• You return to your usual job or to modified or alternate work at your regular wages (or at wages associated with a maximum limit on TTD payments); or
• You have reached a point where your condition is not improving and not getting worse. (When this happens, your condition is called “permanent and stationary.”); or
• You were injured on or after January 1, 2008, and received up to 104 weeks of TD benefits within five years from the date of injury, or you were injured sometime on or after April 19, 2004, through December 31, 2007, and received up to 104 weeks of TD benefits within two years from the start of payments. (Workers whose injuries involve acute and chronic hepatitis B, acute and chronic hepatitis C, amputations, severe burns, human immunodeficiency virus, high-velocity eye injuries, chemical burns to the eyes, pulmonary fibrosis, or chronic lung disease may receive up to 240 weeks of TD benefits within five years from the date of injury.)
When TD payments end, the claims administrator must send you a letter explaining why the payments are ending. The letter must list all TD payments sent to you. This letter must be sent within 14 days after your final TD payment.