§ 1–623.06a. Period of disability payments.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, for any one injury causing temporary total or temporary partial disability, the payment for disability benefits shall not continue for more than a total of 500 weeks; provided, that within the last 52 weeks, the claimant shall be entitled to a hearing before an Office of Administrative Hearings judge for purposes of determining whether the claimant has a permanent disability. The hearing shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of § 1-623.24(b). Within 30 days after the hearing, the Mayor shall notify the claimant, the Attorney General, and the Office of Personnel in writing of his or her decision and any permanent disability award that he or she may make and the basis of the decision.
(b) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to any employee whose date of hire was before January 1, 1980.
(c) Subsection (a) shall apply one year after September 24, 2010.