If worker or dependant under legal disability

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Read excerpts from the WCB’s governing legislation on compensation to dependants under legal disability of a worker who died from a workplace injury.

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If worker or dependant under legal disability

97 If a worker or a worker’s dependant is under the age of 18 years, or is under any other legal disability, the compensation to which he or she is entitled may be paid to any person or be applied in any manner that the board considers most appropriate for the worker’s or dependant’s advantage.


Other relevant sections from The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013:

Compensation to dependants

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

Proof of necessities, etc. – Section 88



Compensation reduced by certain benefits under Canada Pension Plan – Section 95

Other benefits to be taken into account – Section 96

Board may fix periods of payment – Section 98

Suspension of payment – Section 99


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