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Travel support may be given to family members to reduce the short-term stress and hardship caused because of the need to attend treatment. Learn what the WCB may cover.

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When a worker is injured as a result of a workplace injury, family members can get support from the WCB, as outlined in The Workers' Compensation Act, 2013.

If your condition is critical because of a work-related injury, the WCB may cover the cost of travel, accommodations and meals for family members or a companion.

We will try our best to pay directly for travel and accommodation so your visitor doesn’t incur our-of-pocket expenses. When direct payment is not possible, please submit the travel receipts to your case manager.

We may be able to provide other assistance, depending on your circumstances.

Travel support can be given to family members for up to seven days to reduce the short-term stress and hardship caused because of the need to attend treatment. Travel support rates are paid based upon the WCB’s travel rates policy and may include:

  • travel expenses to and from the hospital from family members’ home or lodging
  • lodging
  • meals
  • long-distance phone calls

For more information, contact your WCB case manager or call 1.800.667.7590.

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Looking for more information on travel expenses?

Before you go for medical appointments or treatment, make sure you talk about travel expenses with your WCB case manager before leaving your home community or leaving the province. Find out when the WCB may repay you for travel expenses and what travel support rates may include.

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