Read excerpts from the WCB’s governing legislation on compensation if dependants of a worker who has died from a workplace injury do not live together.
82 If the board determines that there is a dependent spouse and one or more additional dependants of the deceased worker and that they do not live together as a family unit, the board may, in its discretion, divide the payment mentioned in section 81 among those dependants in any manner that it considers just and equitable.
Compensation and expenses payable on death of worker – Section 80
Surviving dependent spouse – Section 81
Certain dependent children 18 to 25 years – Section 83
Adopting parent, etc., of dependent children – Section 84
If there are only dependent children – Section 85
Other dependants – Section 86
Partial dependency – Section 87
Proof of necessities, etc. – Section 88
Compensation reduced by certain benefits under Canada Pension Plan – Section 95
Other benefits to be taken into account – Section 96
If worker or dependant under legal disability – Section 97
Board may fix periods of payment – Section 98
Suspension of payment – Section 99
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