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Adjusting Original Wage – Injuries Before 1980
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PRO 03/2015

Effective date: May 1, 2015

Approved date: March 16, 2015

Application: Applies to workers under the age of 65 on January 1, 1983, injured prior to January 1, 1980, that qualify for earnings loss entitlement after January 1, 1983 and are under the age of 65.

Policy subject: Benefits - General

Purpose:

To show how to adjust the original wage base of a worker injured before 1980.

BACKGROUND

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  1. The Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved POL 03/2015, Adjusting Original Wage – Injuries Before 1980.
  2. This procedure provides rules on how to apply POL 03/2015.

PROCEDURE

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  1. From the year of injury to 1979, the Payment Specialist will increase the original wage by the percentage change in the average weekly wage.
  2. On the date of injury each year after 1979, the Payment Specialist will increase the original wage by changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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Legislative Authority

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The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
Sections 2(1)(b), 69(2), 72, 76, 95

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Document History

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(1)    January 1, 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013.
(2)    POL 24/83, Annual Review of Former Act Workers (effective  to April 30, 2015).
 

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