If you are required to attend an appointment in relation to your WCB claim, such as a medical examination or an appeal hearing, and if that appointment requires you to miss work, the WCB may reimburse you and/or your personal attendant for the time lost from work. Find out what information and forms you need and under what circumstances the WCB may reimburse your attendant.
If you are required to attend an appointment for your Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) claim, such as a medical examination, a permanent functional impairment assessment or an appeal hearing, and if that appointment requires you to miss work, the WCB can reimburse you or your personal attendant for the time lost from work. The WCB will reimburse you based on gross actual time loss up to the WCB’s maximum wage rate, rather than paying you wage loss of 90 per cent of net earnings.
If you need an attendant to attend a medical appointment, the WCB can reimburse the attendant’s time loss up to the WCB’s maximum wage rate. There must be a medical need for the attendant before the WCB will reimburse the attendant. When paying attendant time loss, the WCB will cover the attendant’s normal work expenses. Your attendant will be reimbursed on the basis of actual salary loss only for the period of time their presence was necessary.
Your attendant’s employer will need to complete and submit the Attendant Time Loss (ATL) form. If you are self-employed, you will be paid for actual time loss based on your coverage.
Before submitting the form, your attendant should write your name on the form after their employer has completed it. This will protect your identity from your attendant’s employer. The WCB will be able to match your name and claim number.
Since your attendant is not a WCB customer, the WCB will need your attendant’s:
- date of birth
- Personal Health Number and/or social insurance number
This information is required so we can add your attendant to our system for reimbursement. Payment will be issued directly to your attendant.