The maximum amount of the benefit is the state's average annual wage at the time that each modification request is approved. The department or self-insured employer will not pay for modifications that exceed the maximum amount. The department or self-insured employer may make several payments, so long as the total paid does not exceed the maximum benefit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.010, 51.04.020, 51.32.240, and 2005 c 411. 06-06-065, § 296-14-6210, filed 2/28/06, effective 4/1/06.]