Interjurisdictional Agreement on Workers’ Compensation (IJA)
Effective date: October 1, 2017
Application: All interjurisdictional claims.
Policy subject: Benefits - General
To establish guidelines for IJA claims.
POL 10/2017, International Agreement on Workers’ Compensation (IJA) establishes guidelines for adjudicating IJA claims.
- The IJA Officer will notify Employer Services when an injury or fatality occurred in:
- Saskatchewan, but the worker is a resident of another province or territory.
- Another province or territory, but the worker is a resident of Saskatchewan.
- Employer Services will determine if there is coverage under The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the “Act”).
- If the claim is eligible for coverage under the Act, the IJA Officer will determine if the customer has the option to choose coverage under another jurisdiction (As per Section 35 of the Act and POL and PRO 08/1999, Coverage – Out of Province/Country).
- If the customer can choose coverage under another jurisdiction, the IJA Officer will send the customer a Worker’s Election Form (WEF).
- If the claim is not eligible for coverage under the Act, the IJA Officer will notify the customer and the claim will be forwarded to the appropriate jurisdiction.
- Claims will be adjudicated once the WCB receives a completed and signed WEF indicating that the customer chooses coverage in Saskatchewan.
- Claims will be disallowed if a WEF is not received within three months of being sent to the customer. At their discretion, the IJA Officer may authorize or recommend an extension of the three month notice period.
- If the customer chooses coverage in Saskatchewan, the IJA Officer will refer the file to Claims Entitlement Services for adjudication.
- If the customer chooses coverage with another jurisdiction, the IJA Officer will forward the claim to the appropriate jurisdiction. The IJA Officer will advise all parties, in writing, if the customer chooses to file the claim in another jurisdiction.
- The IJA Officer will request the worker’s home jurisdiction to reimburse all claim costs when the total cost of the claim is over $1,000.
- WCB staff will review IJA claims for cost relief if Saskatchewan is the reimbursing board.
Act Sec #
Act Sec #
POL 10/2017 Interjurisdictional Agreement on Workers’ Compensation
POL 24/2014 Alternative Assessment Procedure for the Interjurisdictional Trucking Industry
PRO 24/2014 Alternative Assessment Procedure for the Interjurisdictional Trucking Industry
POL 08/1999 Coverage, Out of Province/Country
POL 11/2017 Second Injury and Re-Employment Reserve
POL 12/2014 Disaster Reserve
POL 05/2014 Occupational Disease Reserve
POL 21/2013 Appeals – Claims
POL 22/2013 Appeals – Board Appeal Tribunal
POL 13/2014 Third Party Actions
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