Effective date: September 1, 2007
Application: All claims where there are no assessable earnings at disablement, delayed disablement and recurrence.
Policy subject: Benefits for Workers - Initial benefits
To establish guidelines for payment of benefits where there are no earnings at disablement or death.
Early Retirement for the purpose of this policy occurs when a worker ceases employment for reasons not related to a work injury prior to attaining the age of 65.
Wage loss benefits will not be paid to a worker who is retired or early retired based on the above definition. Where a disability recurs or the retired worker suffers an occupational disease that becomes evident after retirement (and there is medical evidence to support that the disablement or death resulted from a work injury), wage loss benefits will be payable as follows:
The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
20, 68, 69, 69, 70(4)(a), 70(5), 72, 81, and 145
01 January 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act 2013
POL 02/2015 Compensation – Dependent Spouse After Initial Entitlement
POL 05/2014 Occupational Disease Reserve
POL 18/2017 Wage Base – Recurrence
POL 28/2010 Compensation Rate – Minimum and Average Weekly Earnings
POL 09/2012 Termination – Age 63 & Over, Age 65, and Retirement
POL 35/2010 Compensation Rate – Casual and Seasonal Employment (Section 70(4))
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