The new NAWW effective October 1, 2011, is $647.60. This represents a 3.05% cost of living increase over October 1, 2010. All beneficiaries receiving permanent total disability or related death benefits as of September 30, 2011, receive a 3.05% increase in their weekly rate.
The new NAWW also establishes the new maximum and minimum rates under section 906(b); effective October 1, 2011, the maximum weekly rate under the Longshore Act is 200% of the NAWW, so the new maximum rate is $1,295.20 per week. The minimum rate is 50% of the NAWW, so the new minimum rate is $323.80 per week.