Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–623.41. Adjustments in compensation for disability or death.

(a) The Mayor shall award an across-the-board increase in compensation for disability or death whenever an across-the-board increase is awarded pursuant to §§ 1-611.05 and 1-611.06. The percentage amount and effective date of those increases shall be the same as for any increase granted under these sections.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term "across-the-board increase" means a general pay and salary increase of general applicability that applies to a claimant's service or specific pay schedule.

(c) This section shall not apply to any collective bargaining agreements that are to the contrary.

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 2341, 25 DCR 5740; Mar. 15, 1990, D.C. Law 8-92, § 2, 37 DCR 778; Apr. 5, 2005, D.C. Law 15-290, § 2(g), 52 DCR 1449; Dec. 15, 2015, D.C. Law 21-39, § 2, 62 DCR 13744.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-624.41.

1973 Ed., § 1-353.41.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-623.33.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-290 rewrote the section which had read:

“On or after April 1, 1990, increases in compensation payable due to disability or death shall be in the same percentage amount and shall have the same effective date as any base salary increase granted, pursuant to §§ 1-611.05 and 1-611.06, to employees in the Career and Excepted Services not covered by collective bargaining. To be eligible for the increase, the disability or death of the employee must have occurred at least 1 year prior to the effective date of the increase.”

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 21-39 would have rewritten the section.


Section 7003 of D.C. Law 21-160 repealed section 3 of D.C. Law 21-39. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 21-39 have been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-39: § 3 of D.C. Law 21-39 provided that the change made to this section by § 2 of D.C. Law 21-39 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.