Burial expenses

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As soon as it’s decided that the death is a result of a workplace injury, learn what payments the WCB makes to help pay expenses related to the death of the worker, including burial.

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The WCB assists with burial expenses if a worker’s death is the result of a work injury.

As soon as it is determined that the death is a result of a work-related injury, the WCB will:

  • Issue a lump sum cheque to help pay for expenses related to the death of the worker, including burial. Check with your case manager for this year’s amount.
  • Pay for the cost of transporting the body inside Canada, if the death happened away from the worker’s home community.

What is an estate?

An estate is a legal process for dealing with the property of the deceased, including WCB compensation, after death. For more information, visit the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench website. Also consult with a lawyer and your financial institution.

Additional resources are available from the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan:

  • a death in the family
  • wills and estates
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