Temporary Total Disability (TT) is compensation paid when you are unable to return to your job because of medical restrictions.
Living Maintenance (LM) is compensation for a claimant participating in a vocational rehabilitation program.
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) is a payment for the residual impairment after an injury. A percentage is determined through an exam of the injured worker by the state doctor. The claimant or the employer can appeal the doctor’s findings. There is a common misconception that PPD is an annual or periodic award. This is not true. Probably the largest award of PPD will be your first award. If your condition gets worse, or if there is new condition added to the claim, you can apply for an increase in PPD.
Permanent Total Disability (PTD) is compensation paid for life when an injured worker cannot perform any work at all. When PTD is applied for, your age, prior work experience, educational level, ability to be retrained and many other factors are taken into consideration.