Effective date: May 1, 2023
Application: Applies to all successful claim appeal decisions on or after the effective date that exceed the respective timelines for review.
Policy subject: Reconsiderations and appeals
To establish guidelines for issuing interest on successful appeals.
If a successful claim appeal decision for a worker or their dependant is delayed, The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the “Act”) authorizes the WCB to expend funds for any purposes that the board considers necessary to carry out the intent of the Act (Section 115). Delays in appeal decisions could cause workers or dependant's financial hardship, therefore interest is issued on successful appeals in recognition of potential hardship.
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