Read excerpts from the WCB’s governing legislation on compensation to dependants under legal disability of a worker who died from a workplace injury.
97 If a worker or a worker’s dependant is under the age of 18 years, or is under any other legal disability, the compensation to which he or she is entitled may be paid to any person or be applied in any manner that the board considers most appropriate for the worker’s or dependant’s advantage.
Compensation and expenses payable on death of worker – Section 80
Surviving dependent spouse – Section 81
If dependants do not live together – Section 82
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
Board may fix periods of payment – Section 98
Suspension of payment – Section 99
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