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The NWCDN’s COVID-19 Benefits Survey: A State By State Analysis

The National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), a nationwide and Canadian network of law firms, has published COVID-19 updates, including “COVID-19 Benefits Survey,” a state by state analysis of the pandemic layoffs and affects on benefits as of April 13, 2020. Beth Smith, a member of the NWCDN and Verrill employment and labor attorney, wrote a national group posting on COVID-19 and workers’ compensation for Maine for this NWCDN update.

Beth writes: “In Maine, if an employee is performing accommodated work and then is laid off due to economic effects of COVID-19, the employee may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits at least for partial incapacity, depending on the factual situation.”

The NWCDN updates their COVID-19 resource page weekly, and you can find those updates here.

For Beth’s full analysis of the affects in Maine, visit the posting here and navigate to “COVID-19 Benefits Survey,” or view a PDF version of the document here.