Read excerpts from the WCB’s governing legislation on compensation on proof of necessities for a worker who has died as a result of a workplace injury.
88 (1) The board may require any evidence of the necessities, condition and existence of any dependants in receipt of compensation that the board considers necessary.
(2) The board may withhold any compensation payments until it receives the evidence required pursuant to subsection (1).
Compensation and expenses payable on death of worker – Section 80
Surviving dependent spouse – Section 81
If dependants do not live together – Section 82
Certain dependent children 18 to 25 years – Section 83
Adopting parent, etc., of dependent children – Section 84
If there are only dependent children – Section 85
Other dependants – Section 86
Partial dependency – Section 87
Other benefits to be taken into account – Section 96
If worker or dependant under legal disability – Section 97
Board may fix periods of payment – Section 98
Suspension of payment – Section 99
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