If an employee is not entitled to supplemental income benefits at the time of payment of the final impairment income benefit because the employee is earning at least 80 percent of the employee’s average weekly wage, the employee may become entitled to supplemental income benefits at any time within one year after the date the impairment income benefit period ends if:
the employee earns wages for at least 90 days that are less than 80 percent of the employee’s average weekly wage;
the employee meets the requirements of Subsections (a)(1), (3), and (4); and
the decrease in earnings is a direct result of the employee’s impairment from the compensable injury.Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.Amended by:Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), Sec. 3.1195, eff. September 1, 2005.