Read excerpts from the WCB’s governing legislation on compensation of partial dependency of a worker who has died as a result of a workplace injury.
87 The board may recognize partial dependency and provide an amount that it considers reasonable and proportionate to the pecuniary loss or loss of valuable services suffered by the dependants who are recognized as partially dependent.
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
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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