Department of Consumer and Business Services

Workers' Benefit Fund assessment

The Workers’ Benefit Fund (WBF) assessment funds return-to-work programs, provides increased benefits over time for workers who are permanently and totally disabled, and gives benefits to families of workers who die from workplace injuries or diseases.

In 2017, this assessment is 2.8 cents per hour worked. Employers and employees split the cost.

Employers report and pay the WBF assessment directly to the state with other state payroll taxes.

WBF assessment information

Reporting and paying the WBF assessment or your WBF assessment account


Your subjectivity to the WBF assessment or workers’ compensation law


Workers' compensation rate ​information​