Effective date: December 1, 2008
Last updated: November 4, 2008
Application: All injured workers who as a result of a temporary work injury, as well as those waiting for a PFI assessment, incur additional expenses not covered by any other WCB policy.
Policy subject: Allowance and expenses
To establish guidelines for paying additional, incidental expenses related to the work injury.
Additional expense is that portion of expense which is over and above what a customer incurred while working (pre-injury) and is not covered elsewhere by WCB policy. These expenses may include the following: child-care, care of a family member incapacitated by injury or illness, transportation costs, meal preparation, housecleaning or other general day-to-day home maintenance (e.g., lawn care or snow removal). Home maintenance does not include major renovations to a property or home.
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