Chart 2: Benefits for Surviving Spouses and Children

% of Employee's Wage

Payments per Week

Maximum Period

Spouse Only Spouse w/Children Minimum Maximum Child until 18 Widow/widowerhood
Arkansas1 35 66 2/3 $20.00 $348.00 85 x x
Colorado2 66 2/3 66 2/3 $128.69 $468.44 91 x x
Indiana3 66 2/3 66 2/3 $50.00 $428.00 n/a n/a n/a
Maine4

80 % of after tax earnings

n/a $441.00 90 x n/a
New Hampshire5 60 66 2/3 $151.20 $756.00 150 x x
Oregon6 66 2/3 66 2/3 n/a $347.75 to $691.45* 133 1/3 x x
Vermont7 66 2/3 76 2/3 $226.00 $674.00 150 x until age 62
*according to number of dependents
1Spouse receives two year lump sum upon remarriage. Children receive benefits beyond 18 if physically or mentally disabled, or until 25 if full time students.
22 year lump sum upon marriage if no dependent children; Children compensated beyond 18 w/disability or until 21 if full time student; Workers compensation is subject to social security offsets(excluding widows 60 years and older)
3Children receive benefits beyond 21 if disabled; 2 year lump sum payable upon remarriage if no children are dependent; Total maximum: $214,000
4Children beyond 18 if disabled.
5Childern beyond 18 if disabled and until 25 if full time students.
6Children beyond 18 if disabled.; until 23 if attending college within 6 months of High School graduation; Spouse receives 24 times the monthly benefit amount in a lump sum upon remarriage; Spouse receives 4.35 times 10% of SAWW a month per child under 18; If the surviving spouse dies before all children are 18, each child under 18 receives 4.35 times 25% of SAWW each month until their 18th birthday.
7Children receive benefits beyond 18 if disabled or a full time student.