Effective date: February 1, 2017
Last updated: December 19, 2016
Application: All workers eligible for independence allowance on and after the effective date.
Policy subject: Permanent functional impairment (PFI)
To establish guidelines for issuing independence allowance.
The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 authorizes the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) to provide independence allowance (IA) to workers who have severe Permanent Functional Impairment (PFI) (Section 67).
Five per cent of PFI maximum.
PRO 31/2016 Allowance – Independence
POL 23/2010 Permanent Functional Impairment (PFI) – General
POL 03/2021 Second Injury and Re-Employment Reserve
PRO 03/2021 Second Injury and Re-Employment Reserve
POL 15/2008 Allowance – Temporary Additional Expense
POL 04/2015 Modifications – Home, Vehicle, and Work
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