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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Outline other sources of support that the worker may get once WCB benefits end.
- Say that the WCB will pay for up to three hours of counselling services.
- Workers can also see the fact sheet online at www.wcbsask.com.
- The WCB will review the fact sheet each year to make sure the information is correct.
- WCB accredited psychologists will provide worker requested counselling services.
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References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
POL 11/2000 Bridging Program
PRO 11/2000 Bridging Program
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