Read excerpts from the WCB’s governing legislation on compensation to other dependants of a worker who has died as a result of a workplace injury.
86 (1) The board may recognize persons other than a spouse or children as dependants of a deceased worker and may award a payment in recognition of the pecuniary loss that the board may determine.
(2) A payment pursuant to subsection (1) is to continue only so long as, in the opinion of the board, it might reasonably have been expected that, had the worker lived, the worker would have continued to contribute to the support of the dependants.
(3) Compensation payable pursuant to subsection (1) may be made wholly or partly in a lump sum or in any other form that the board, in the circumstances, considers most suitable.
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
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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