If a worker dies while receiving compensation (wage loss benefits, long term earnings replacement or a monthly pension) and the death is not related to the work injury, the workers dependents may still be entitled to some benefits through WCB.
If the worker was receiving compensation for two years or less, the workers dependent spouse will receive the same monthly amount that the worker was receiving, for a period of three months. If there is no dependent spouse, that 3 month payment can be made to another recognized dependent.
If the worker was receiving compensation for greater than two years, the workers dependent spouse will receive that same monthly amount the worker was receiving, for a period of 12 months.
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