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Termination of Compensation Benefits – Notice
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PRO 17/2010

Effective date: May 1, 2010

Application: All claims with benefits paid 12 consecutive months or longer, deemed “fit” but with no employment to return to.

Policy subject: Termination, reduction or suspension of benefits

Purpose:

To establish guidelines for providing notice of termination of compensation benefits.

BACKGROUND

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  1. The Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved policy that establishes guidelines for providing notice of termination of compensation benefits.
  2. The following procedure provides detailed guidance for implementation of the policy.

PROCEDURE

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  1. Operations staff will provide the worker with a minimum of two weeks notice of termination, commencing on the date of notice, for every 12 consecutive months a worker is in receipt of wage loss benefits, up to a maximum of six months notice.
  2. Where Operations staff verbally notifies the worker of termination (e.g., face to face or over the phone), prior to written notification, notice of termination will commence on the date of the verbal notification. Verbal notification confirming contact with the worker must be followed by written notice and documented on the worker’s file in order for the notification to be considered valid.
  3. Operations staff will ensure that the written notice directs that if the worker returns to employment prior to the termination of compensation benefits, the worker must immediately notify the WCB.
  4. Where the worker returns to employment prior to the expiry of the notification period, the Case Manager will terminate compensation benefits at the earlier date.
  5. Operations staff may make workers aware that there may be options for the worker to access alternative support programs.

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101(1)(a)

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Amendment

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01 January 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013

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Supersedes

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n/a

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Complements

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