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Bridging Program
Document number
POL 11/2013

Effective date: February 1, 2014

Application: Workers that get benefits for more than 12 months.

Policy subject: Termination, reduction or suspension of benefits


To tell customers about other sources of support.


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  1. The WCB is responsible for the effects of work injuries. When the injury no longer impacts a workers ability to go back to work, the WCB will reduce or stop paying benefits.
  2. WCB benefits may be a worker’s only source of money. The WCB will tell workers that get WCB benefits for a long time about other sources of support before stopping benefits.


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  1. If a worker gets benefits for more than 12 months, the WCB will attach a fact sheet to the worker’s termination of benefits notice. The fact sheet will:
    1. Outline other sources of support that the worker may get once WCB benefits end.
    2. Say that the WCB will pay for up to three hours of counselling services.
  2. Workers can also see the fact sheet online at
  3. The WCB will review the fact sheet each year to make sure the information is correct.
  4. WCB accredited psychologists will provide worker requested counselling services.

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81(6), 101, 111, 115(j)

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References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013

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POL 11/2000 Bridging Program
PRO 11/2000 Bridging Program

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