Effective date: January 1, 2019
Approved date: November 19, 2018
Application: Applies to all long-term earnings loss benefit decisions on or after the effective date.
Policy subject: Benefits for workers - Long term benefits
To establish guidelines for determining long-term earnings loss benefits.
Average weekly wage is determined by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) for a calendar year. The average weekly wage is Saskatchewan’s industrial composite wage published by Statistics Canada as of June of the preceding year (Section 2 of The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the “Act”)).
Earning capacity means the amount of income a worker could be expected to generate, post injury, through the performance of suitable productive employment, given their restrictions and unique vocational profile.
Long-term earnings loss benefits means a worker’s earnings loss benefits after the completion of a vocational rehabilitation program. These benefits are also known as long-term earnings replacement.
Suitable productive employment means work that:
Vocational rehabilitation program means a program that is intended to return workers to positions of independence in suitable productive employment. As part of this program, the WCB will, in consultation with the worker, develop an individualized vocational plan.
Adjusting Earnings Capacity
(1) POL and PRO 28/2016, Determining Long-Term Earnings Loss Benefits (effective 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2018).
(2) POL and PRO 15/2014, Determination of Long-Term Loss of Earnings (effective 01 December 2014 to 31 December 2016).
(3) POL and PRO 26/2010, Determination of Long-Term Loss of Earnings (effective 01 November 2010 to 30 November 2014).
(a) 01 January 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (Bill 58).
(4) POL and PRO 14/2001, Determination of Loss of Earnings (effective 01 January 2002 to 31 October 2010).
(5) POL and PRO 09/2013, Estimating Earning Capacity – Commissioned Sales and Self-Employment (effective 01 January 2014 to 31 December 2018).
(6) POL and PRO 14/1989, Estimating Earning Capacity – Commission and Self-Employed (effective 05 September 1989 to 31 December 2013).
PRO 01/2018 Benefits – Long-Term Earnings Loss
POL 23/2016 Vocational Rehabilitation – Programs and Services
PRO 23/2016 Vocational Rehabilitation – Programs and Services
POL 02/2014 Vocational Rehabilitation – Moving Allowance
PRO 11/2014 Vocational Rehabilitation – Self-Employment Plans
POL 07/2016 Earnings Verification
POL 15/2016 Suspension of Benefits
POL 04/2021 Travel Expenses - General
POL 26/1990 Provincial Minimum Wage, Effect of Increase
POL 07/2020 Maximum Wage Rates
POL 06/2016 Establishing Initial Wage Base
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