Plaintiff's petition for review of a decision by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board is granted and the Board's decision annulled as the cost of living adjustment pursuant to Labor Code section 4659(c) for life pensions and total disability indemnity are added to those payments, per the words of the statute, starting January 1, 2004, and every January 1 thereafter.
Filed November 25, 2009
Opinion by Judge Elia
For Appellant: Vanessa L. Holton, Chief Counsel, Steven A. McGinty, Assistant Chief Counsel, Carol Belcher, Anthony Mischel and Jesse N. Rosen, Staff Counsel, Dept. of Industrial Relations, Office of the Director
For Appellee: Butts & Johnson, Arthur L. Johnson and Heather A. Harper