Partial dependency

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Read excerpts from the WCB’s governing legislation on compensation of partial dependency of a worker who has died as a result of a workplace injury.

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Compensation to dependants

Partial dependency

87 The board may recognize partial dependency and provide an amount that it considers reasonable and proportionate to the pecuniary loss or loss of valuable services suffered by the dependants who are recognized as partially dependent.


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

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

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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