Read excerpts from the WCB’s governing legislation on compensation if dependants of a worker who has died from a workplace injury do not live together.
82 If the board determines that there is a dependent spouse and one or more additional dependants of the deceased worker and that they do not live together as a family unit, the board may, in its discretion, divide the payment mentioned in section 81 among those dependants in any manner that it considers just and equitable.
Surviving dependent spouse – Section 81
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
Proof of necessities, etc. – Section 88
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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