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Permanent Total Disability Benefits (PTD)

There are certain injuries that automatically qualify as a Permanent Total Disability. For other injuries, one must prove that the employee’s physical disability permanently causes the employee to be unable to find anything more than occasional employment resulting in insubstantial income. This means that you cannot find a steady job and earn a living from the work.

To claim Permanent Total Benefits one must meet one of the following three thresholds:

  • At least a 17% Permanent Partial Disability Rating of the whole body; or
  • Permanent Partial Disability Rating of the whole body of at least 15% and be at least 50 years old at the time of the injury; or
  • A Permanent Partial Disability Rating of at least 13% and be at least 55 years old at the time of injury and have not completed 12th Grade or obtained a General Education Degree (GED).
  • The Permanent Total Disability Benefit rate is frequently the same rate at the rate paid for Temporary Total Disability Benefit.

Duration: Permanent Total Disability Benefits end at age 67 under a presumed retirement age which can be challenged.

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Reitan Law Office, PLLC

Chaska Office
Grandview Office Park
1454 White Oak Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

Phone: 952-448-2800
Fax: 952-448-2823
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Mankato Office
Trail Creek Center
120 North Augusta Court

Suite 110
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-388-1800
Fax: 507-388-1877
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Minneapolis Office
IDS Center
80 S. 8th Street

Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-424-6011
Fax: 612-424-6012
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