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Definitions for Temporary Income Benefits

§ 129.1

Definitions for Temporary Income Benefits

The following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) Salary Continuation (also Wage Continuation)--Monies paid by the employer to compensate the injured employee (employee) for wages lost as a result of a compensable injury. Salary continuation does not include monies paid to an employee as compensation for work such as wages paid while an employee is on modified duty.

(2) Salary Supplementation (also Wage Supplementation)--Monies paid by the employer to supplement the amount of income benefits an insurance carrier pays to an employee with a compensable injury. This includes monies paid to the employee based on the employee's voluntary use of sick leave or annual leave in a supplementary manner.

(3) Weekly Earnings After the Injury--Post-Injury Earnings (PIE), further described in § 129.2 of this title (relating to Entitlement to Temporary Income Benefits).

The provisions of this § 129.1 adopted to be effective December 26, 1999, 24 TexReg 11420.

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