Temporary Total Disability (“TTD”) means that you are totally disabled from working but the nature of your disability is temporary in nature. Temporary Partial Disability (“TPD”) means that you are partially disabled but the nature of your disability is temporary as well. For instance, you have knee surgery due to a work injury. Your doctor may put you on a no-work status for 30 days while you recuperate and attend physical therapy. Your disability is total (can’t work) but it is temporary in nature, since it is not expected to last the rest of your life, and you will receive TTD benefits. After 30 days, your doctor releases you to work with restrictions, such as not climbing ladders or standing for more than 2 hours. The doctor’s restrictions means you are partially disabled (since you cannot do any work that requires you to climb ladders or stand for more than 2 hours but you could do other work) but it is also temporary in nature, since the doctor may lift all restrictions after you recuperate, depending on the outcome of your surgery. During this time of restricted work, your employer may offer you a job that accommodates your restrictions, and you would be entitled to draw TPD benefits if the amount you are earning is below the average weekly wage you earned prior to your injury. If your employer does not have a restricted job for you, you will continue to receive TTD benefits but your employer may file form WC-104 to convert your benefits from TTD to TPD in 52 weeks (1 year) after the form is filed.