Effective date: October 1, 2019
Application: Applies to the families of seriously injured workers on or after the effective date.
Policy subject: Allowance and expenses
To support families by reimbursing reasonable expenses resulting from the family's attendance at a treatment facility for a seriously injured worker.
Immediate family member, for the purpose of this policy, means a spouse, parent, legal guardian, grandparent, child, grandchild, or sibling.
The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 authorizes the WCB to provide support to the dependants of workers who are seriously injured (Sections 19(1)(a), 20(1)(a) and 115(j)). It is the WCB’s intent to extend this support to immediate family members defined above, even if they are not considered financially dependent on the worker’s earnings.
The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
Sections 2(1)(y), 19(1)(a), 20(1)(a), 23(1), 115(j)
(1) POL and PRO 19/2016, Support – Families of Seriously and Fatally Injured Workers (effective 23 August 2016 to 30 September 2019).
(2) POL and PRO 06/2014, Support – Family of Seriously Injured Workers (effective 29 April 2014 to 23 August 2016).
(3) POL 11/2001, Family Support in Exceptional Circumstances (effective 30 November 2001 to 29 April 2014).
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